High Coo – August 24 – William Wilberforce Day

William Wilberforce
by Karl Anton Hickel, c. 1794

William Wilberforce was born on this day in 1759. He was a British politician and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. It took him over forty years to accomplish this objective but his perseverance and ability to compromise ultimately led to success.

In addition, “Wilberforce was convinced of the importance of religion, morality and education. He championed causes and campaigns such as … the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce)

Here’s today’s haiku: Happy Birthday William Wilberforce

Persistence pays off.

Small victories multiply

when you are focused.

A statue of William Wilberforce outside Wilberforce House, his birthplace in Hull, England.

1 thought on “High Coo – August 24 – William Wilberforce Day

  1. Dr B

    A great man along with many others of that era, including John Wesley and the whole of the British navy. Time to erect a few statues methinks. Let’s be positive about these folks🕉

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