Granville Sharp

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Granville Sharp

Granville Sharp (10 November 17356 July 1813) was a British campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, and classicist.


  • The boy seemed ready to die... he almost lost the use of his Legs and Feet... and to compleat his misfortunes was afflicted with so violent a disorder in his Eyes that there appeared to be the utmost danger of his becoming totally blind.
    • Describing his first meeting with Jonathan Strong (slave).
    • Quoted in Black Slaves in Britain by Folarin O. Shyllon, Institute of Race Relations/Oxford University Press (1974)

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