African American History

Season 1 Episode 5

The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce

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The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce
The Better Hour is the story of a man who, inspired by faith, used his political and social influence to change the world for the better. At the beginning of the 19th century, almost a third of the British economy depended on the trade of human beings. William Wilberforce was determined to end this horrific practice, by persuading both Parliament and British society to abolish slavery in the British Empire.moreless

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