Community Researcher, Di Cooper (with Chantal Kouadio), investigates the Slavery Abolition Movement in Exeter uncovering significant support from the people of Exeter, with leading Quakers, Unitarians, MPs and businessmen among those who supported the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade founded by Thomas Clarkson in 1787. Di has compiled a fascinating array of documents from Exeter Flying Post and other sources which illuminate Exeter’s contribution to the Abolitionist’s cause.

The image shows the famous “Am I Not A Man And A Brother?” design for the medallion created as part of anti-slavery campaign by Josiah Wedgwood, 1787.