History of William Wilberforce: Champion of British Slavery Abolition

One hundred eighty-nine years ago today, on July 26, 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act passed its third reading in the House of Commons, ensuring the end of slavery in the British Empire. William Wilberforce authored it.

August 24 marks the birthday of British statesman and England’s greatest abolitionist William Wilberforce. He was a man well…

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Bill Petro

Bill Petro

Writer and technologist. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, and pop culture. billpetro.com @billpetro