In 1797, William Wilberforce, the great crusader for the British abolition of slavery, is taking a vacation for his health even while he is more sick at heart for his frustrated cause. However, meeting the charming Barbara Spooner, Wilberforce finds a soul mate to share the story of his struggle. With few allies, such as his mentor, John Newton, a slave ship captain turned repentant priest who penned the great hymn, "Amazing Grace," Prime Minister William Pitt, and Olaudah Equiano, the erudite former slave turned author, Wilberforce fruitlessly fights both public indifference and moneyed opposition, determined to keep their exploitation safe. Nevertheless, Wilberforce finds the inspiration to rejuvenate the fight with new ideas that would lead to a great victory for social justice.Clapham Group Provided:
- Designed national marketing strategy and incorporated a social campaign to raise awareness for modern-day slavery issues
- Served as DC regional coordinator
- Facilitated an outreach to national coalitions
- Hosted a VIP DC screening for influential politicians, faith leaders, and organizations invested in modern-day slavery.