Anthony Benezet Research Paper

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Anthony Benezet: He was born in France on January 31st, 1713 in a Huguenot family which is another term for Protestant family. His family moved to London when Anthony was just two years old to avoid religious persecution. They then moved to America in 1731 where he joined the Quakers, also known as “The Society of Friends”. It was his Quakers belief of equality among every human being that helped shape (indirectly) the fate of America, or to say the least, act as a catalyst to where America is today. He began writing against slavery and his work in education by becoming a self sacrificing and influential teacher. He, with his Quaker convictions became a champion of abolition. Beginning in late 1750’s, he began publishing tracts at his own expense.

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