Today In History- February 11

Today In History- February 11

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Religious Society of Friends petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.

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Quakers protests over slavery evils.

  • Washington D.C., USA

On Feb. 11, 1790, the Religious Society of Friends offered one of the first signs of support of the abolitionist cause by petitioning Congress for the end of slavery.  A predominantly peaceful group, the Quakers did not practice the evil institution, being temporarily appeased in 1808 with the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal from the International Slave Trade.

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