In partnership with Anti-Slavery International, this Hull in print special commemorative front cover recognises some of the world's leading abolitionists and campaigners for freedom - past and present.
All these figures have shaped changes that have improved human rights and the quality of life of many people across the world.
Identify who's who by looking at the front cover, starting with the top left picture (1) and working from left to right, downwards.
- The Most Revd Dr Desmond Tutu (born 1931): human rights campaigner and patron of Hull's Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).
- Granville Sharp (1753-1813): pivotal abolitionist who fought for the freedom of all Africans in Britain under the law.
- Salmia Sarwar: Anti-Slavery International Award winner 2001, for helping trafficked women and children in Bangladesh.
- Lillian Bilocca (1929-88): human rights campaigner from Hull's Hessle Road fishing community, who helped save the lives of countless British fishermen after winning her fight to improve safety aboard trawlers.
- Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1843): British abolitionist, who took over the campaign to abolish slavery in British colonies after Wilberforce's retirement.
- Booker T Washington (1856-1915): born into slavery to a black slave mother and white father, he became the US popular spokesperson for the African American community. Gained access to top national leaders in politics, philanthropy and education.
- George Omona: Anti-Slavery International Award winner 2000, for his work with children affected by armed conflict in Uganda.
- Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797): leading abolitionist in the British anti-slavery movement and former slave.
- Edmund D. Morel (1873-1924): joint president of the Congo Reform Society, who led a campaign against slavery in the Congo Free State.
- Frederick Douglas (1818-1895): American abolitionist, who became one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history. Quoted as saying: "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."
- Dilli Chaudhary: founder of Backward Society Education (BASE) in Nepal, which received the 2002 Anti-Slavery International Award for its work against bonded labour.
- Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846): British abolitionist, who travelled thousands of miles around the UK spreading the word about the horrors of slavery.
- Cinque (c.1813 – c.1879): slave who led the mutiny aboard 'The Amistad' slave ship after locating a loose nail in the decking, with which he picked his shackles.
- Cecilia Flores Oebanda: Anti-Slavery International Award winner 2005 for her work in helping child domestic workers in the Philippines.
- Revererd John H. Harris (1874-1940): lobbied the League of Nations to establish laws defining and prohibiting slavery. These are still in use today.
- Harriet Tubman (1820-1913): American abolitionist. After escaping from slavery herself, she helped free hundreds of other slaves. Aged 12, she was seriously injured by a white overseer for refusing to help tie up a slave who had attempted to escape.
- Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803): led the first successful slave revolution and defeated the French and British armies leading to the founding of Haiti, the only nation formed from a successful slave rebellion.
- William Knibb (1803-1845). British abolitionist. Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica, who supported slavery reforms on the island.
- Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916): British/Irish abolitionist who exposed slavery in Congo and Peru.
- John Brown (1800-1859): the first white American abolitionist. He was hanged after attempting to liberate slaves through armed struggle.
- Dame Kathleen Simon (1863-1955): British abolitionist campaigner, who rallied activists in her 1929 book 'Slavery.'
- William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833): Hull MP, who fought tirelessly for the abolition of the slave trade.