Repatriation of African Slaves

The repatriation of freed African slaves back to Africa began in 1787 sailing from Portsmouth, England when they returned to Sierra Leone, Africa Continue reading

African Slave Refuge Founded in Sierra Leone

African refuge for former slaves was Freetown, Sierra Leone, founded in 1787 by the English social activist Granville Sharp, who had helped to bring about the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1772. Continue reading

First Nation to abolish capital punishment

Austria, in a statute of 1787, became the first Nation to abolish capital punishment. Continue reading