In this short series of three Songlines Specials, presenter John Cavanagh explores the history of slavery through some of the most wonderful music ever composed.
1/3. Amazing Grace:
One of the most popular songs ever written, and a song that's known around the world. In this programme we tell the remarkable story of the man who wrote the lyrics, John Newton, the slave ship captain who ultimately became an abolitionist.
The story of lyricist, John Newton, the slave ship captain who became an abolitionist.
Series exploring the histories behind classic and popular songs.