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New Garden Meeting House, a Slave Cabin Illustration, New Garden Boarding School, and Levi Coffin
The background for Levi Coffin is a compilation of John Collins drawings:
Friends' Meeting House at New Garden – North Carolina, 1867.
A Slave Cabin Illustration
New Garden Boarding School
Watercolors by John Collins published in "A Summer Trip to North Carolina.1887." Quaker Archives, Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
Underground Railroad Terminology
The Quaker Archives at Guilford College provides this LibGuide as a resource to promote understanding and support research on topics relating to Quakers, slavery, anti-slavery efforts, and the Underground Railroad with specific focus on Guilford County and North Carolina connections.
Quaker beliefs regarding slavery
"As a religious society, we have found it to be our indispensable duty, to declare to the world our belief of the repugnancy of slavery to the christian religion. It therefore remains to be our continued concern, to prohibit our members from holding in bondage our fellow men."
Quoted from the North Carolina Yearly Meeting's "The Discipline of Friends" as first printed in 1809. This statement remained unchanged for succeeding publications in 1822,1838, and 1854.
For a summary of Quaker beliefs:
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By Land and by Sea by
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
Southern Quakers and Slavery by
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Quakers in the Abolition Movement
American Colonization Society
Back to Africa by
Publication Date: 2005-10-28
Benjamin Coates was one of the best-known white supporters of African colonization in nineteenth-century America. A Quaker businessman from Philadelphia and a sometime officer of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, he was committed to helping black Americans relocate to West Africa. This put him at the center of a discourse with abolitionists at home and abroad, including such leading thinkers as Joseph Jenkins Roberts, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Henry Highland Garnet, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, George L. Stearns, and William Coppinger. Creative and restless, cantankerous and charismatic, these men and women dominated the struggle to end slavery and to achieve respect for African Americans. Back to Africa sheds new light on these remarkable personalities and their tireless efforts at reform.
Project guide initially created as an independent study by UNC-G LIS graduate student B. Bernetiae Reed in Fall 2014 and maintained by the Friends Historical Collection.