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London and the transatlantic slave trade

The rights of Africans in Britain

Granville Sharpe and Jonathan Strong

The notorious Black Billy ‘at home’ to a London street party
View full size imageThe notorious Black Billy 'at home' to a London street party. © NMM
Granville Sharp was one of the earliest campaigners for the rights of blacks in Britain. Many enslaved people from plantations in the Americas were forced to come to Britain with their masters. Often they were badly treated. 

Once in Britain,