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Slave Trade Abolition - Olaudah Equiano (2007)

In 2007, Royal Mail marked the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade with a series of stamps. Designed by Howard Brown, the First Class stamp showed Olaudah Equiano, a former slave from west Africa whose book highlighted the trade to 18th Century Britons. William Wilberforce, the MP for Hull who led the campaign in Parliament to abolish Britain's involvement, was on the Second Class version.