|Statue of Oglethorpe in Augusta, Georgia|
Shortly after his departure for England, however, in 1744, the other trustees caved to demands to legalize slavery. Oglethorpe remained outspoken against slavery for the rest of his life, and also argued on behalf of the colonies during the American Revolution.
For more reading:
- James Edward Oglethorpe at the Oglethorpe University site
- James Oglethorpe at Wikipedia
- Slavery in Colonial Georgia
- Why Georgia Was Founded as an Antislavery Territory