Anti-slavery campaigners were active in Surrey before the abolition of the slave trade and continued afterwards to help freed slaves become part of Surrey’s diverse community. Find out about these campaigners and freed slaves, such as John Springfield, through the pages of this web site.
Surrey also had anti-abolition campaigners such as Charles Nicholas Pallmer. Elected as a Member of Parliament for Surrey in 1826.
For more on Surrey’s diverse cultural heritage see, for example:
- the Cultures and Communities pages and
- the Military pages (photographs of cultures encountered by the Surrey Regiments world-wide including Gurkhas and others)
Surrey History Centre has produced:
(both downloadable as pdf documents ).
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The Black History Month campaign has launched an online timeline featuring key dates in worldwide Black History at http://www.historytimeline.org.uk/blackhistory/