On 28 August 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act was given Royal Assent and came into force on the following 1 August 1834. Its full bill title was ‘An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves; and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves’.
We revisit this historic legal act and provide insight into the real reasons for the abolition of the Triangle Slave Trade. Controlled Demolition.
When it comes to slavery and abolition, everything you've ever been taught is a lie. In this episode we expose the truth of what really happened during Black August of 1833 for all to hear.
As is our our way on Abolition Today, we incorporate incredible music and poetry mixes to move the soul and body. With tracks from Snoop Dog, Slick Rick, The Poppy Family, Prince, The Untouchables, Kago Saul, Khao, and MRK SX.
And of course, we bring the ancestors words back to life for a new generation of slavery abolitionists. This week we hear the tale of Fredrick Douglass's struggle with the slave-breaker Mr Covey at Mount Misery.
“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man” - Fredrick Douglass