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Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Who Called Out the Hypocrisy of Slavery, Part 1

Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Who Called Out the Hypocrisy of Slavery, Part 1

Update: 2019-11-195
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Nowadays, people often look back on U.S. Quakers as staunch abolitionists, but this wasn't always the case. In fact, when the Quakers first arrived on the continent they, like many other colonists, owned slaves. It was up to Benjamin Lay to bravely call out their hypocrisy, pointing to the discrepancy between their religious views and their earthly practices.

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Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Who Called Out the Hypocrisy of Slavery, Part 1

Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Who Called Out the Hypocrisy of Slavery, Part 1

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