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Portrait of Vincent Ogé.
Medallion of the British Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade of which Clarkson was a member.
Abolitionism is the advocacy of the ending of slavery and abolitionist also refers to one's belief, that slavery should be abolished.

An important group of abolitionists in the context of the Haitian and French revolutions, were the Société des Amis des Noirs, who counted among their members the likes of French Commissioner Legér Sonthonax and Vincent Ogé. The French bishop Henri Grégoire took an interest in this group after meeting with Julien Raimond in 1789.

Thomas Clarkson, a British abolitionist, was also supportive of the aims of the Haitian Revolution and gave financial aid to Vincent Ogé, which the latter then used to purchase weapons in the United States for his revolt in late 1790.

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