The Quakers Protest Against Slavery

The unrest around slavery didn’t start with the Civil War. It actually started in 1688 with the Quakers who were living in Germantown. The Quakers, known as The Society of Friends, have a long history of abolition. The Quakers were unaccustomed to slavery although there was a shortage of labor. They refused to buy slaves and saw it as a huge contradiction. In 1688, Francis Daniel Pastorius, a young German attorney, and three of his fellow Quakers drafted the first, […]

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