Although William Wilberforce supported many social reforms, he is best
known for his unrelenting efforts to abolish slavery. A Member of Parliament
from 1780-1825, he continued to introduce anti-slavery motions for almost
two decades to no avail. His diligence paid off in 1833, however, when,
days before his death, he saw the passage of the Abolition of Slavery
Act through Parliament.
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