4/14/1775: The first abolitionist society in U.S.

4/14/1775: The first abolitionist society in U.S. is founded in Philadelphia on this day. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, the first American society dedicated to the cause of abolition. The society changes its name to the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage in 1784. #onthisday

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