28 Powerful Quotes By William Wilberforce
Kingston upon Hull
Founder / Co Founder:
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Church Mission Society, St Michael's Primary School, Anti-Slavery Society
William Wilberforce was a leading English politician who spearheaded the anti-slave trade in the United States. Originally from Yorkshire, he was elected as an independent Member of Parliament. The transformation in his life came when he converted to Evangelic Christian. This transformed his belief, thoughts and practices and directed him towards reforming the political and cultural structure of the country. Together with prominent abolitionist such as Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton, he was instrumental in the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807. He was associated with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the foundation of an independent colony in Sierra Leone, the establishment of the Church Mission Society and British missionaries in colonial India. ‘Amazing Grace’ is a movie that showcases his noble causes and struggles during anti-slavery activism. Here is a collection of some the most thoughtful quotes from William Wilberforce.