This presentation compares campaigns against race inequality by 18th century abolitionist Olaudah Equiano and Doreen Lawrence, who sought justice for her murdered son Stephen in the 1990s.

Students will explore what lessons can be learned from Equiano and Lawrence as they consider their own campaigns for equality.

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum links


  • Citizenship– Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK


  • Social Studies – People in society, economy and business


  • Personal and Social Education – Active citizenship


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