In 1993 sculptor Samuel Samei Marco from Freetown, Sierra Leone carved this fantastic statue from English oak in Hull. It depicts an emancipated African slave making a pilgrimage to visit William Wilberforce. The wood carving was given to Wilberforce House as a gift from Marco and remains on display today.
Images below taken from the Hull Daily Mail flashback series and Wilberforce House. Click on each image to enlarge.
Dr Lauren Darwin
African Stories Project Researcher.