William Wilberforce on Looking the Other Way


English: Portrait of a Gentleman (Mr. Wilberforce)

English: Portrait of a Gentleman (Mr. Wilberforce) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” ~ William Wilberforce

NOTES:

  • William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) was one of Britain’s leading abolitionists. As a Member of Parliament, he championed the campaign against slavery for decades, resulting in the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.
  • I highly recommend the movie, Amazing Grace, which chronicles Wilberforce’s twenty-six year battle to abolish the slave trade in England.
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