A good introduction to three anti-slavery black campaigners with Norwich connections are James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho.

Norfolk Record Office

October is Black History Month, and the next two blog posts will celebrate and explore the contribution and experiences of black people in both Norfolk and across the world.

There were more black people in Norwich in the 18th and 19th centuries than is generally supposed. Some were connected with the campaign against slavery – Norwich was one of the places where the anti-slavery movement was strongest – others are known of by pure chance.

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