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Fenland anti-slavery hero is featured in BBC documentary with Hollywood film legend

A local hero's fight against slavery has been featured in a prime-time TV documentary with a Hollywood film legend.

The pivotal role Wisbech hero Thomas Clarkson played in turning the tide of British public opinion against slavery was featured in the final part of 'Enslaved' with Samuel L Jackson on BBC 2 on Sunday night.

The documentary series that has ranged across three continents to find the untold stories of enslaved Africans came to Wisbech and Fenland Museum to film Clarkson's campaign chest which travelled thousands of miles across Britain with him on horseback, making the case for abolition.

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