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" April, 1775, was the day of founding the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race. "
Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney, Late of Lincoln, Loudoun County, Va: A Minister ... - Page 74
by Samuel Macpherson Janney - 1890 - 309 pages
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Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840

Gary B. Nash - History - 1988 - 354 pages
...abolition as a primary goal: the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. The organization now revised its constitution, broadened its membership, adopted an aggressive strategy...
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Catalogue of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, a Unit of the ...

Temple University. Libraries - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1990 - 770 pages
...29000057] F 76 R52 1880 9505 SLAVERY (ALL DISCIPLINES) (CONTD) AN HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY: FOR PROMOTING THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY; THE...AND FOR IMPROVING THE CONDITION OF THE AFRICAN RACE. Compiled from the minutes of the Society and other official documents, by Edward Needles, and published...
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Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century

Leon F. Litwack, August Meier - Biography & Autobiography - 1988 - 344 pages
...against slavery was founded there, its lengthy title indicating its broad program: the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. Tubman became acquainted with abolitionist whites through her association with the General Vigilance...
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Philanthropy's Role in Civilization: Its Contribution to Human Freedom

Arnaud C. Marts - Social Science - 1953 - 206 pages
...which l find mention was organized in 1775 in Philadelphia by Quakers. lt was called the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for lmproving the Condition of the African Race. (This amply titled society still exists.) Twelve years...
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The Social Ideas of American Physicians (1776-1976): Studies of the ...

Eugene P. Link - Medical - 1992 - 317 pages
...Proceedings. New York, 1846, and Philadelphia, 1847. Needles, Edward. An Historical Memoir of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery; the...and for improving the condition of the African Race. Philadelphia, 1848. Nelson, Horace. "Editorial on NY School of Practical Medicine." Nelson's American...
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Black Women Abolitionists: A Study in Activism, 1828-1860

Shirley J. Yee - Social Science - 1992 - 204 pages
...53. Quaker abolitionists founded the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully held in Bondage,...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race in 1775. Anti-slavery societies sometimes studied the condition of the free black community in their...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...the more comprehensive name of "The Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage,...for improving the Condition of the African Race." The New York "Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves" was organized in 1785, with John Jay...
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In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free ...

James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton - Social Science - 1998 - 352 pages
...the year before the society disbanded, seventeen were Quakers. When it was reconstituted in 1784, the "Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race" had greatly expanded its purpose. Following the lead of the Philadelphians, antislavery organizations...
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We are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

Dorothy Sterling - Social Science - 1997 - 539 pages
...tThe society, incorporated as the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully held in Bondage,...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race, was founded in 1775. Its first president was Benjamin Franklin, its secretary Thomas Harrison. Still...
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Blacks in Colonial America

Oscar Reiss - Social Science - 1997 - 293 pages
...elected president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race (1787). As president, he addressed the people of Philadelphia on the evils of slavery: Slavery is such...
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