Professor John Coffey: “Reluctant Abolitionist? Reopening the Case of John Newton and the Liverpool Slave Trade”
Start Date: 26/04/2023
End Date: 26/04/2023
Start Time: 7:30 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm
Cost of Entry: Free entry
St Peter St Pauls Church Church Street, Olney, Bucks, Olney, MK46 4AD, GB
Join Professor John Coffey from the University of Leicester for this special lecture, as he explores whether John Newton might be the 'Anonymous' speaking against the slave trade in 1762.
Newton worked for a land based slave trader in Sierra Leone from 1746 to 1748, followed by four journeys on slave ships as First Mate and then Captain. He would later regret his involvement in the Slave Trade and became an abolitionist.