Film, Video Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

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Title

  • Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

Summary

  • 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.

Contributor Names

  • Library of Congress
  • John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-02-26.

Subject Headings

  • -  African American History
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Biography, History

Notes

  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Maurice Jackson.
  • -  Recorded on 2009-02-26.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688054

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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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/.

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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/>.