Human Resources

A Free Town

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As abolitionist campaigns gained traction in the late 1700s, the population of formerly enslaved people grew. Those who had been enslaved in the British colonies were ‘freed’ - at first in dribs and drabs, then all at once via two landmark pieces of legislation in 1807 and 1834.

But a new question arose: what would the formerly enslaved do with their freedom?

Featuring historian and researcher, Melissa Bennett and Iyamide Thomas, NHS Engagement Lead, Sickle Cell Society, together they curated The Krios of Sierra Leone’ exhibitions at the Museum of London.

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