The Germantown Protest against Slavery

This is the text of a protest published in 1688 by four Quakers, called by Wikipedia “the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies.”

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Lucas Hilty

7 years ago

We received this comment related to the above petition:The image of the bench and desk from the Shippack school [featured on the About page] might be of the desk on which the first anti-slavery petition was written by two Quakers and two Mennonites in 1688. -Peace, Harlan Barnhart

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