Wow- This award name won’t go over well with my fellow racist tea baggers.
From Citizens for Community Values:
Auditor of State candidate Seth Morgan, CPA received the William Wilberforce Leadership Award from the Citizens for Community Values today.
“Seth Morgan embodies what the William Wilberforce award recognizes. Seth puts principle above party and has exceptional moral leadership,” said Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values.
“I am humbled and honored to receive such a prestigious award honoring an amazing person in our history who spent much of his life fighting to abolish the slave trade,” said Seth Morgan, CPA.
For over a century, a virtual unknown among Americans, William Wilberforce today is appreciated and admired by many in the U.S., thanks to the 2007 movie, “Amazing Grace,” which chronicled his 20-year battle in the British Parliament to abolish the slave trade. At a time in British history similar in many ways to the U.S. today, Wilberforce exemplified moral leadership, even though doing so required standing against public opinion and against party expectations.
For 20 years, Parliamentarian William Wilberforce fought to abolish the British Slave trade. He fought against the establishment and against his own party. Wilberforce fought without regard for his own career, or even his own health. When success finally came in March of 1827, Wilberforce continued to fight for abolition until, just days before his death, he saw the institution of slavery abolished throughout the British colonies.