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 (wĭl′bər-fôrs′), William 1759-1833.
British politician. As a member of Parliament (1780-1825) he successfully led the campaign for the Slave Trade Act (1807), which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire.


1. (Biography) Samuel. 1805–73, British Anglican churchman; bishop of Oxford (1845–69) and Winchester (1869–73)
2. (Biography) his father, William. 1759–1833, British politician and philanthropist, whose efforts secured the abolition of the slave trade (1807) and of slavery (1833) in the British Empire


(ˈwɪl bərˌfɔrs, -ˌfoʊrs)

William, 1759–1833, British statesman, philanthropist, and writer.
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Well, Wilberforce was perhaps not enough of a thinker; but if I went into Parliament, as I have been asked to do, I should sit on the independent bench, as Wilberforce did, and work at philanthropy.
 Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as
And the trader leaned back in his chair, and folded his arm, with an air of virtuous decision, apparently considering himself a second Wilberforce.
Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination -- what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
In 1932, Wright was elected President of Wilberforce University, signaling the end of his career in the local church.
Because of his association with the Wilberforce community, in which I happen to have been teaching for some thirty-seven years, I was glad to hear of her book-signing recently in the Afro-American Museum there and went with colleagues to hear her talk.
The Tawawa Woods Natural Landmark, Wilberforce, Xenia Township, Greene County, OH (39[degrees] 43' N, 83[degrees] 52' W), and the associated riparian forest corridor along Massies Creek has nurtured at least five human cultures over the past three millennia: Native Americans (Adena ca.
Of particular interest for Buckeye State natives may be two of the octet: Keith Josef Adkins's Wilberforce, a story about "diseased blood" set at Ohio's Wilberforce College (the first college opened and operated by African Americans, in 1856) and Apartment, a play by Clevelander Ernest Hemmings, exploring our culture's fascination with violence.
It was an extraordinary and magnificent gift: awash alike with brilliant sunset colour, the swirling misty sea of sharks, squids and despairing people; it was simultaneously a celebration of the wonders of nature and a dramatic artistic attack on slavery, which had nobly been abolished in the British Empire by the arguments of people like Brougham and Wilberforce 33 years before the painting was made in 1840.
Herzog presents the reader with an exhaustive chronicle of abuse that strings together what most of us would now consider repellent quotations from Byron, Cobbett, Coleridge, Wilberforce, and many other famous personages as well as from popular theatricals and the more scurrilous Tory newspapers.
Tour sites included Morchouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta, (February 10 to 13); Detroit Music Hall and "Dancing Through Barriers" residency in Detroit (February 16 to 21); Karamu Theatre and Central State University, Wilberforce, and Oberlin Colleges in Ohio (February 22 to 27); Queens College and Colden Center for the Performing Arts in New York (March 7 and 8); Howard University, Duke Ellington High School, and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.