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William Wilberforce's Slave Trade

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In 18th-century England, House of Commons member William Wilberforce and his close friend and a future prime minister, William Pitt , begin a lengthy battle to abolish Great Britain's slave trade. Though Wilberforce's legislation is soundly defeated in 1791, his growing affection for Barbara Spooner inspires him to take up the fight once more.
The movie “Amazing Grace” fits into our unit about Justice and Shalom because the main character William Wilberforce is fighting for just those two things in the slave trade industry, fighting for abolishing slavery as well as for peace and equality among men. William almost used a Martin Luther King Jr. approach to the whole situation of the slave trade, never really using violence, I think William
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