Film, Video Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism.
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- Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism.
- Anthony Benezet is recognized as the founder of the antislavery movement in America in the mid-1700s. Benezet believed the British ban on slavery should have been extended to the colonies, and worked to convince his Quaker brethren that slave-owning was not consistent with Christian doctrine. Benezet and his fight against slavery was the topic of a lecture by Maurice Jackson, an assistant professor in the history department at Georgetown University. Jackson discussed his recently published book "Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism." Benezet transformed Quaker anti-slavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement. According to Jackson, Benezet translated ideas from diverse sources -- Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism, practical life and the Bible -- into concrete action. He founded the African Free School in Philadelphia, where future abolitionist leaders Absalom Jones and James Forten studied.
- Library of Congress.
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body.
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-02-26.
- - African American History
- - Government, Law
- - Biography, History
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Maurice Jackson.
- - Recorded on 2009-02-26.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-26, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688054/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2009) Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-26. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688054/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-26, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688054/>.