Happy birthday Wilberforce
An anti-slavery exhibition and a lecture on human rights are just two of the events taking place for the birthday of William Wlberforce.
Hull's most famous son, who played a key role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, was born on August 24, 1759.
And to mark the anniversary, Ferens Art Gallery in Queen Victoria Square will host a week-long exhibition by Anti-Slavery International – opening on August 23 - to tell the story of slavery through the ages.
Meanwhile, the lecture - on human rights in China and the Olympics - will be in the Guildhall on August 27 and is to be given with the achievements of Wilberforce fully in mind.
"Wilberforce's birthday is a special date for the city and the world and I hope people take part in local events and remember him on the day," said Lord Mayor Cllr Elaine Garland.
August 23 will be the UNESCO international day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition.
For exhibition and lecture information see Out and About in the back of this magazine.