Thomas Clarkson Abolitionist

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Thomas Clarkson was an abolitionist and a leading activist against the slave trade and slavery in Britain.
Clarkson was born on the 28th of March, 1760 in Cambridgeshire, England. He was the son of a priest, who also worked in a local school. Later, in 1779, Thomas attended Cambridge University, where he won a competition with the subject; whether it was right to enslave men and women and put them against their will. After this event, Thomas was strongly driven to end slavery until the day he died.
His essay, which was written in Latin, was then translated and published in Britain in 1786. One year later, after the book had been read by many other activists and abolitionists, Thomas and Granville Sharp formed a Committee for the Abolition
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