[Blackstudies-l] Discussion of abolitionist John Woolman]

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sat Jan 16 12:10:39 EST 2010


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> Discussion with local author and University of Rochester professor of
> history Thomas Slaughter on his recent book
>
> "The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition"
>
> Saturday, January 23rd , 11 am - 1 pm
>
> Rochester Friends Meeting House
> 84 Scio Street
> Rochester, NY
>
> John Woolman was a Quaker, mystic, social activist and a forefather
> of the abolitionist movement in America (1720?1772)
>
> ?As Slaughter shows in this superb narrative, it may be argued that
> the pious, simple-living Woolman?by rejecting not only slavery but
> also the accumulation of wealth, economic exploitation of all kinds
> and all forms of violence?created the prototype for every pacifist
> and nonconformist to come after?
> Publishers Weekly
>
> Sponsored by the Rochester Friends Peace and Social Action Committee
> Coffee and bagels at 10:30am
>
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Emilye Crosby
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