Meet historys hero for humanity.
The pages of history are marked by legaciessome good, some evilthat have changed the shape of the world and the course of humankind. Among the makers of these legacies is a figure often overlooked in classrooms and underestimated by writers of history texts. Yet his influence on modern culture is unparalleled.
You are invited to join author Kevin Belmonte on a journey through the life and times of William Wilberforce. Explore his childhood, his troubled youth, and his departure from Christianity. Learn about his early political ambitions and the process of his reunion with evangelical faithan inner transformation that prepared Wilberforce to embrace his destiny. Experience his triumphant emergence from a forty-six year battle to abolish the slave trade and, ultimately, slavery itself in Britain. And discover how, in forsaking his own success and living for something greater than himself, Wilberforce bolstered the cause of human dignity amidst the turmoil of war, and impacted the lives of millions across the globe.