“Afterlives of Slavery” Conference in Monrovia, Liberia, October 2022

“Afterlives of Slavery” Conference in Monrovia (Liberia) and AFRAB workshop of the Anglophone West African teams, October 2022

AFRAB’s fourth workshop took place in Monrovia in parallel with the “Afterlives of Slavery” International Conference, hosted by the University of Liberia and Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey, USA) on 17-19 October 2022.

At the 'Afterlives of Slavery' Conference: Professor Adesina, Ugbede Ineke, Monsuru Muritala,and the Liberian Team organisers

On the 16th of October, the day before the beginning of the conference, AFRAB researchers from the Ghanaian, Nigerian, and UCL teams held a research workshop at which they discussed ongoing research, preliminary findings, and next steps.

The AFRAB Project Team Meeting in Monrovia, Liberia

The “Afterlives of Slavery” Conference included a panel with four presentations by AFRAB researchers from Ghana and Nigeria scheduled on the first session of 18 October.

The AFRAB Project Team visiting a museum in Monrovia, Liberia

Panel title: “African abolitionists and their approaches to ending Slavery”

Moderators: Prof. David Daniels and Prof. Benedetta Rossi


  1. Emmanuel Saboro, On George Ferguson and Local Abolitionism in 19th century Northern Ghana
  2. Michael E. Odijie, The strategies, networks, and ideas of local abolitionists in late 19th century Accra: the case of Francis Fearon
  3. Monsuru O. Muritala, The life of Mustapher Adamu: a historical and biographical sketch of abolitionism in colonial Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Ugbede J. Ineke, Local abolitionism, status and the struggle for identity in Central Nigeria, 1900 – 1960

Professor Olutayo Adesina, coordinator of the AFRAB team of the History Department of the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) gave a keynote address entitled “Afterlives of Slavery: The Contours of Return, Seasons of Labor, and Social Reproduction” in the morning session of 19 October.

Professor Olutayo Adesina giving his keynote address 

Please click on the pdf links below to open the programme of the Afterlives of Slavery Conference at the EJS Ministerial Complex in Monrovia (Liberia) and the agenda of AFRAB’s internal workshop:

Programme of the Afterlives of Slavery Conference:

Agenda of AFRAB’s internal workshop: