Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Minutes, 1862-1867

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Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Minutes, 1862-1867

Description

The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (PFASS) was founded in December 1833 and dissolved in March 1870 following the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. PFASS was founded by eighteen women, including free blacks Margaretta Forten and her sisters Sarah and Harriet. The most well-known white female abolitionist affiliated with the PFASS was Lucretia Mott, and Angelina Grimké, another noted female abolitionist, also joined the organization. The Society was a local chapter affiliated with the American Anti-Slavery Society created the same year but which did not permit women as members. It is worth noting that PFASS was an interracial organization from the start and that free black women took part in its growth and activities, many of them serving in leadership roles. Among other activities, the PFASS advocated for emancipation, boycotted products manufactured by slaves, supported the Underground Railroad, and raised funds for the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Identifier

14692

Type

text

Creator

Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society

Date Created

1862-1867

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Is Part Of

Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers, Collection 0490

Spatial Coverage

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subject

Philadelphia Female Anti-slavery Society | Antislavery movements--United States | Women abolitionists--United States | African American women abolitionists

Extent

75 pages

Language

eng

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