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Peters, Thomas (1737/8?–1792), campaigner for black rights and slavery abolitionist

James W. St G. Walker

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/67086

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Peters, Thomas (1737/8?–1792), campaigner for black rights and slavery abolitionist, was, according to some sources, born in Africa, belonging to Egba royalty. He was kidnapped in the 1760s and enslaved in Louisiana. The earliest surviving documentation identifies him in 1776 as aged thirty-eight and a fugitive from his master, ...

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Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates ; Social Justice and Human Rights ; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

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