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Humanity has the gift of the mind unlike other species. When these men and women were enslaved, they were stripped of their humanity and treated as nothing more than disposable objects.

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This image depicts punishment burns to a young slave. Her humanity is completely disregarded because of her race. Humans are distinguished from other species because of our mental capacity, our ability to push our limits of understanding from others…

Even though alot of scholars consider Alpha Bern's work Oroonoko as an anti-slavery work, the idea that 'it is pro slavery and is against the slavery of the Royal prince is also very popular'. Anita Pacheco writes:- "Behn is repelled not by slavery…

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In its visceral depiction of a slave's psychologicaland physical suffering, this painting and others like it were commissioned tactically by Europe's abolitionist leaders during the early part of the 1800s to evoke widespread European sympathy for…

Given in 1789, after William Wilberforce's conversion to Evangelical Christianity and even later abolitionist conversion but years before his first success the Slave Trade Acts, William Wilberforce gave this speech outlining every current (1789)…

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Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…

Oronooko is kidnapped by the captain of a slave-trading ship, but the captain manages to dupe Oronooko into thinking it was all a misunderstanding.

Excerpt from Oroonoko where Oroonoko/Caesar convinces his fellow slaves to revolt.

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This is an excerpt from the very end of the text, Oroonoko when the protagonist is executed ruthlessly but does not fail in his protest against slavery till his last breath.

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One of her most celebrated works which addresses equality of the African-Americans under the white rule.
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