Today In History: On September 19,1874 Slave Trade Was Abolished In The Gold Coast

Today marks 145 years since the slave trade was abolished in the Gold Coast.

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Slavery was abolished in the Gold Coast on September 19, 1874. It was not abolished in southern Nigeria until 1916.

In 1906 in the Gambia, an ordinance was approved that anyone born after that date could not be enslaved, but remaining slaves were to be freed only on the death of their masters.

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