Monday, April 14, 2008


This Day in the History of Doing the Right Thing

On this day in 1775, the first American abolition society, the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, was founded in Philadelphia, organized by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush. The acronym was an unfortunate SRFNUHB. 90 years later, after a horrendous civil war, all the slaves in America were freed. More and more difficult to maintain the belief that many of the founding fathers were racists.


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