Fit for freedom, not for friendship : Quakers, African Americans, and the myth of racial justice

by Donna McDaniel

Other authorsVanessa Julye
Paperback, 2009



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QH McD c1


Philadelphia, Pa. : Quaker Press of Friends General Conference, 2009.


1888305797 / 9781888305791


There is a common misconception that most Quakers assisted fugitive slaves and involved themselves in civil rights activism because of their belief in equality. While there were Friends committed to ending enslavement and post-enslavement injustices, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship reveals that racism has been as insidious, complex, and pervasive among Friends as it has been generally among people of European descent. The book documents the spiritual and practical impacts of discrimination in the Religious Society of Friends in the belief that understanding the truth of our past is vital to achieving a diverse, inclusive community in the future.

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