Britain was involved with the tri-continental slave trade between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Black slaves were attendants to sea captains and ex-colonial officials as well as traders, plantation owners and military personnel.
Equiano became a landowner in Cambridgeshire and married Susannah Cullen, from Soham. In 1787 4,000 blacks were transported from London for resettlement to the colony of Sierra Leone with help from the Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor Coming into the early 19th century, more groups of black soldiers and seaman were displaced after the Napoleonic wars and some settled in London.
These settlers suffered and faced many challenges as did many black people in London.
the slave trade was abolished completely in the British empire by 1834.
The number of blacks in London was steadily declining with these new laws.
Leading black activists of this era included Olaudah Equiano, Ignatius Sancho and Quobna Ottobah Cugoano.
The first record of an African in London was in 1593. London’s residents started to become fearful of the increased black population. We are the social activity group for ordinary people who want to do extraordinary things!Our membership group is nationwide with hundreds of local varied events every month plus an international holiday programme so you're sure to meet new people, make friends and have fun by doing some great activities. Fewer blacks were brought into London from the West Indies and parts of Africa.The 19th century was also a time when "scientific racism" flourished.In 1737 George Scipio was accused of stealing Anne Godfrey's washing, the case rested entirely on whether or not Scipio was the only black man in Hackney at the time.