They found each other
They included a brilliant and bold naval commander, a surgeon, a self-taught law scholar, a woman who was a painter, a woman who was a playwright, a very young and rich MP, a brave graduate student, an audacious former slave, and a former slave trader. In the last decades of the 18th century they found each other.
One thing bound them - Christianity and an absolute detestation of slavery.
They created a fellowship. They confronted powerful and hostile slave traders and buyers. Working together the men and women of the fellowship succeeded in abolishing the slave trade on March 25th 1807.
We tell their story here.