ANTI-SLAVERY
SOCIETY

FIGHTING SLAVERY TODAY

Formation of world's first Anti-Slavery Society

Constitution and Minutes of the Society

On April 14, 1775 (just four days before Paul Revere's famous ride), the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was founded.

In February 1784 it was reorganized as the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage.

 

Its original members included Anthony Benezet and John Woolman.

 

The first British Anti-Slavery Society the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (later to become the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade) — was not founded until 1787.

 

 

 

 

Links to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in the USA:

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Abraham Lincoln

American Civil War

13th Amendment to the Bill of Rights

Massachusetts

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society

Vermont

Virgin Islands


Links to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in other countries:

British campaign against slavery

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1846)

Thomas Clarkson  (1760-1845)

Denmark

Peter Van Scholten

Granville Sharp (1735-1813)

Slave Trade Act 1807

Slave Trade Act 1824

Slave Trade Act 1843

Slavery Abolition Act 1833

Joseph Sturge (1793-1859)

William Wilberforce  (1759-1833)


Links to other pages dealing with slavery:

Does slavery still exist?

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HUMAN
SACRIFICE

BONDED
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HIERODULIC
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TRAFFICKING

CHILD
LABOR

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