The Occasion
200 years ago, on the 25th March 1807, one long struggle finally came to an end when the Transatlantic Slave Trade was finally made illegal in Great Britain. This was not the end of slavery or the trade in slaves. However, it made clear that the trading and transportation of slaves was no longer a business that Britain would be legally involved in.

In our Western civilization these legal landmarks are often the catalyst for a true change in society. None more so than the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the commodification of people that caused so much harm to so many, and continues to have wide ranging effects today.

Sadly, the enslavement of millions of people around the world is a tragedy that continues today on a terrifying scale.
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The Walk - A Celebration - Saturday 24th March 2007

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Starting opposite the Royal Albert Hall - the site of Gore House, the final home of William Wilberforce, the abolitionist who helped push through the final bill - the ‘slaves’ walked north, through Kensington Gardens. The walk continued through Notting Hill Gate to the south end of Portobello Road. Finally, the walk took in the length of the world famous Portobello Road, where over 50,000 visitors from across the world filled the streets for the Saturday Market. The walk finished at the North end of Golborne Road at the WestArt Studio on Southam Street, where the ‘slaves’ ate, drank and relaxed.

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