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The Rev Thomas Roberts

The Rev Thomas Roberts


The Rev Thomas Roberts, by James Curnock (c.1840). Rev Roberts was a pastor, from 1807, of the Baptist churches in Pithay and then and then in King Street. He was active in the anti-slavery movement as symbolised by the chains in the portrait. His obituary spoke of his extraordinary efforts towards the emancipation of slaves and extinction of slavery in all parts of the world. (Emancipation means end on slavery). After Britain abolished slavery, he continued to campaign against slavery in the USA, South America and India.

Creator: James Curnock

Date: c. 1840

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K5889

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