Equality for Africans

Gabe & Yeneneh

Historical Background

In 1833, slavery is abolished in Great Britain giving Africans in Europe the citizenship they deserved. Key leaders of the movement for equal rights of Africans were William Wilberforce and John Holt. People in Great Britain valued the topic for multiple reasons. Some because they were morally against the idea of slavery. Equality of Africans in Great Britain very much impacted the industrial Revolution economy because African slaves made up the majority of the work force of these factories.

Impacts within Great Britain during the Industrial Revolution

Socially: As slavery is abolished it makes all men including African Americans equal to a certain point in Britain. They only were given rights and nothing more.


Economically: Before the abolishment of slavery, Africans were slaves and a large workforce used to help produce things quicker in order for the country to gain more money.


Politically: The want for a quality for africans also affected Great Britain politically. Petitions either for or against slavery were presented to parlament often and caused a stirred debate

Impacts on the World during the Industrial Revolution

Socially: The africans were still considered slaves even after slavery was abolished.


Economically: Most countries prospered as many countries were able to capture slaves and allowed the country itself to flourish in wealth.


Poltically: Over time, many countries allowed slaves to be set free and gain their unalienable rights. Great Britain freed their slaves earlier than the United States in 1860.