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1 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum For more information please contact the learning team on: ext 207 or Learning Activity Key Stage 3 Campaign for Abolition

2 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Intellectual campaigning Religious motivated campaign Violent resistance Economic resistance Abolitionists Olaudah Equiano Ignatius Sanchez William Willberforce Granvill Sharp Thomas Clarkson Hatian Revolt 1795 Demerara Revolt : The Great Jamacian Slave Revolt / Baptist war Religious Society of Friends – Quaker Movement John Wesley  Role of the Church  ‘Am I not a man or a brother’  The Great Sugar Boycott  In 1791, thousands of pamphlets were printed which encouraged people to boycott sugar produced by slaves. Estimates suggest some 300,000 people abandoned sugar, with sales dropping by a third to a half Iconic image of conditions on the slave ship Brooke Portrait of Viscountess Kathleen Simon, née Harvey ( ), an English anti-slavery campaigner and at one time, a Joint President of the British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Her husband was Liberal Statesman and Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Sir John Allsebrook Simon. England, circa ‘The leaving of Sugar by Degrees'. A satirical comments on the reluctant attitude of the British aristocracy to give up sugar and rum in support of the abolition of the slave trade. King George III and his family sit around a breakfast table, expressing their disdain at having their sugar supply rationed. England, Sam Sharpe – Slave Rebellion Leader, Jamaica. Circa 1800 'am i not a man or brother' Role of Women: Hannah Moore Ann Yearsley Mary Seacole Quaker Abolition logo and propaganda:

3 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Task 1 Can a campaign make an impact? Look at the campaign techniques in slide 1. There are four examples of the kind of campaigning styles that were carried out during the 18 th Century. Choose a style that you would like to highlight and promote as a newspaper reporter, covering the abolition story…

4 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Task 2 Creating your own Clarkson Chest Clarkson was a key campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade and gathered evidence and witnesses for the cause, particularly from sailors who worked on the slave ships. Clarkson had a chest containing African products, as well as restraints and punishment implements illustrating the great cruelty and loss of life resulting from the slave trade. He tried to show that African foodstuffs, dye plants and manufactured items such as fine textiles and intricately crafted weapons, could replace the trade in slaves, to the benefit of both African and European traders. Portrait of Thomas Clarkson ( )

5 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Working in groups - what items would you add to your chest, to assist you in the campaign for abolition against the slave trade

6 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Task 3 Role of women abolitionists Women were very active abolitionists. One of the ways their important work has been acknowledged is by a special issue of postage stamps. Design three stamps, one on each of the women abolitionists. On the back of each stamp, write a short, factual briefing and historical background of the person being commemorated.

7 Education resources from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Task 3 20p _________ 50p _________ £1 _________ 50p £1 20p


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