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HULL PLANS TO COMMEMORATE SLAVE TRADE ABOLITION

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Hull City Council is announcing today how it will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the sl...
Hull City Council is announcing today how it will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade, in March 2007.

Liverpool and Bristol also plan events and exhibitions to mark the anniversary, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Hull's events will centre on anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce, who came from the city. His descendant, also named William Wilberforce, told Today Hull would try to put the anti-slavery campaign in a modern day context as well as informing people of the horrors of the slave trade.
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