William Wilberforce

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 Wilberforce House Museum

Amazing Grace
The 2007-released movie about the life of William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace, has its own website, complete with background, pictures and links.

Set All Free
A resource site by Churches Together in England which provides information on the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, with material on slavery then and now.

Understanding Slavery
This site, launched by the National Maritime Museum, provides outstanding resources for churches and secondary schools, including online lesson and development plans.

Anti-Slavery International
An organisation fighting slavery today, which also includes material on the history of the slave trade.

Wilberforce 2007
The City of Hull, birthplace of William Wilberforce, marks the bicentenary with this thought-provoking website.

Wilberforce House Museum
The house in Hull where Wilberforce spent his first 10 years is now a museum.

African Snow
Riding Lights Theatre Company is marking the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act with a nationwide tour of a new play by Murray Watts, African Snow.

Slaves’ Stories
A great lesson on the slave trade for children.

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Read about the life and work of William Wilberforce, who played a key role in the struggle to abolish the slave trade, 200 years ago. 2007 saw the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, which was achieved through the work of Wilberforce and other abolitionists of the time.

These pages were written by Stephen Tomkins.

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arrow Introduction

arrow Telling the story

arrow The slave trade

arrow Who's who

arrow Slavery today

arrow Quotes

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arrow Further reading

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