444930: Amazing Grace, DVD Amazing Grace, DVD
By Fox Faith

Amazing Grace, from acclaimed director, Michael Apted, tells the inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true-life story of William Wilberforce (Gruffudd), a leader of the British abolition movement, the film chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Several friends, including Wilberforce's minister, John Newton (Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, urge him to see the cause through. Rated PG. Approx. 111 Minutes.

DVD Special Features:
  • Widescreen, Closed Captioned
  • English, Spanish and French Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Director Michael Apted and Ioan Gruffudd
  • How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace - Documentary
  • Finding Freedom
  • Interactive Discussion Tools and Study Guides
  • Music video of Grammy Nominee Chris Tomlin's version of Amazing Grace

216727: Wilberforce: An Activity Book 24 Ready to Use Lesson Plans Wilberforce: An Activity Book 24 Ready to Use Lesson Plans
By Andrew Edwards & Fleur Thornton / New Leaf Press

Explore the life story of William Wilberforce through activities, puzzles, and games! This fun and educational companion to A Journey Through the Life of William Wilberforce is a great start for younger children wanting to learn about the fascinating abolitionist and man of faith, William Wilberforce. A great rescore for homes and schools alike, this fact-filled book as 24 ready-to-use lesson plans, and features word searches, fact boxes, and much more. This interesting resource is a great way to introduce this man who changed the world opt elementary-age students.

74885: William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity
By Kevin Belmonte / Zondervan

Discover how British statesman and reformer William Wilberforce overcame political and personal obstacles to bring an end to the slave trade in the United Kingdom. Written by a historian for the film, this inspiring biography is a definitive example of how one man's faith in God changed his life, his country and a fledgling nation.

Slideshow pictures courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, (search for William Wilberforce)

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Pitcher in Wilberforce museum
Slave poster
Vase in museum
Quoits used for barter in the slave trade
Slave museum Wilberforce House Hull, England
Poster in the museum
Statue of William Wilberforce
Cenotaph Wilberforce's son, Winchester Cathedral
The room where William Wilberforce was born
Wilberforce House Hull, England
Anti-slavery in Tottenham Court Road
The Wilberforce House as it looked in 1988
Garden at the Wilberforce House
Model of a sugar cane plantation
Wilberforce plaque
Column at Hull College
Close-up of the column
Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, 1922