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Welcome to the Sam Sharpe Project, founded to explore and promote the story and legacy of the Jamaican national hero Sam Sharpe.

Sam Sharpe’s story is that of Christian liberator of his people, whose actions were motivated by his faith and reading of scripture. He is reported to have said “In reading my bible, I found that the white man had no more right to make a slave of me than I have to make a slave of the white man.” By engaging in 'liberation from below', Sam Sharpe demonstrated that true liberation comes when the oppressed and marginalised participate in their own bid for freedom and justice and not wait to have it granted to them by those who have power and authority.
 
Our annual lectures are a platform that help to carry the legacy of Sam Sharpe for the diaspora in the 21st century.
 
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Information about the annual Sam Sharpe Lecture
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Find out more about the Sam Sharpe Project
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Enslaved man, instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery
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Find out more about the lecture being given by Prof Kehinde Andrews
Find out more about the lecture being given by Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, CEO of Christian Aid
'Man against the System’ This year's Sam Sharpe lecture will be delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE - Former National Presiding Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy.
Bishop Wilton Powell will deliver the Sam Sharpe Lecture in Birmingham on Saturday 10 and Monday 12 October 2020
Joe Aldred will facilitate the panel discussion following the Sam Sharpe Lecture in Birmingham on Saturday 10 October 2020
Find out more about the lecture given by Bishop Powell in 2020
Find out more about the lecture given by Professor Verene Shepherd in 2019
The Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Jamaica Baptist Union are committed to walking the ways of God’s justice. One demonstration of this joint commitment is The Sam Sharpe Project.
Dulcie Dixon McKenzie will facilitate the panel discussion following the Sam Sharpe Lecture in Birmingham on Monday 12 October 2020
Overview of the Sam Sharpe Project, launched in 2012
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'Man against the System’ This year's Sam Sharpe lecture will be delivered by Bishop Wilton Powell, OBE - Former National Presiding Bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy.
Overview of the Sam Sharpe Project, launched in 2012
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Enslaved man, instrumental in bringing about the abolition of slavery
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Find out more about the Sam Sharpe Project
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Information about the annual Sam Sharpe Lecture
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Helpful background information
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