William Cuffay was born in 1778. Williams mother was British and his father was originally from St Kitts in the West Indies. William’s father had been enslaved in St Kitts before he moved to Britain. William worked as a tailor in London and protested for better conditions at work. He also felt very strongly that working people should be able to vote for who ran the country. People who believed this, and wanted other rights, were called Chartists.« Return to Significant People
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