Friday, February 23, 2007

Amazing Grace

Today, on the 200th anniversary of the British Parliament's vote to end the slave trade, a film that recounts William Wilberforce's long struggle to win passage of that legislation is opening. For more about the film, Amazing Grace, go here. And for a very interesting commentary claiming that the vote to end British involvement in the slave trade was the first victory of the global human rights movement, go here.