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With the support of other Britons these activists demanded that Blacks be freed from slavery.Supporters involved in this movements included workers and other nationalities of the urban poor. At this time the slavery of whites was forbidden, but the legal statuses of these practices were not clearly defined.You can trial eharmony UK for free from 15th December to 1st January.
Leading black activists of this era included Olaudah Equiano, Ignatius Sancho and Quobna Ottobah Cugoano.
Around the 1750s London became the home of many of Blacks, Jews, Irish, Germans, and Huguenots.
In 1764 The Gentleman's Magazine reported that there was 'supposed to be near 20,000 Negroe servants' -Evidence of the number of black residents in London has been found through registered burials.
The 19th century was also a time when "scientific racism" flourished.
Many white people claimed that they were the superior race and that blacks were not as intelligent as whites.
Free black slaves could not be enslaved, but blacks who were brought as slaves to Britain were considered the property of their owners.