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Wed, 03.25.1807

The Slave Trade Act passed

*On this date in 1807, The Slave Trade Act was passed.  officially An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, was a bill of the Parliament of the United Kingdom prohibiting the slave trade in the British Empire.  

It did not abolish the practice of slavery, it encouraged British action to press other nation states to abolish their own slave trades.  Many of the supporters thought the Act would lead to the end of slavery.  Slavery on English soil was unsupported in English law and that position was confirmed in the Somerset's case in 1772, but it remained legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833

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Let them keep it whatever it is for whites only hides. And smiles. I was in the pale inn after the writs after the whores after the hilariously lonely convention men... AND I WAS NOT IMPROVED by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
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