William Wilberforce

Wilberforce and the ‘necessary evil’ | The triumph of faith . . . and endurance

Today is the 185th anniversary of a monumental achievement brought about by William Wilberforce, a great man of faith. In late 18th and early 19th century, slavery was considered a “necessary evil.” As Historian Christopher D. Hancock wrote, the slave trade “involved thousands of slaves, hundreds of ships, and millions of pounds [sterling];

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