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Forten vol Verhalen (zomer 2016)

The Forten-Purvis Women of Philadelphia and the American Anti-Slavery Crusade on…

James Forten (September 2, 1766 - March 4, 1842) was a wealthy Philadelphia sailmaker. He was an active abolitionist, helping to found William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator and supporting the paper financially. Forten opposed colonization movements and fought for equality for free blacks in Pennsylvania, often partnering with Richard Allen and Absalom Jones. He is the grandfather of poet and diarist Charlotte Forten Grimke Weld.

Bier en Appelsap heeft al veel mooie forten in de omgeving mogen bezoeken. Ook in het naseizoen zijn ze de moeite waard om eens een kijkje te nemen.

Sarah Mapps Douglass (September 9, 1806 - September 8, 1882) began her teaching career in 1825 at a school founded by her mother, Grace Bustill Douglass, and wealthy Philadelphia sailmaker James Forten. Eight years later she started her own school, which became affiliated with the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (which she and her mother had helped found), and later merged with the Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney State University). She took courses at the Female Medical…