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Ignatius Sancho

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Born around 1729 on a slave ship; died 1780.

He was a composer, actor, and writer, the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election, and a symbol of the humanity of Africans and the immorality of the slave trade to 18th century British abolitionists.
  • Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780)

    Subtitled "From African Slave to Composer and Author, Abolitionist, and Britain's First Black Voter." Offers a biography and assessment of his influence.

  • Ignatius Sancho: African Man of Letters

    Provides a biography, bibliography, and other resources on the life and work of a man said to have been born a slave on a ship crossing the Atlantic, and who became a writer, composer, actor, and campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade.

  • The Music of Ignatius Sancho

    Presents a brief profile, and audio clips of performances of Sancho's compositions.

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