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Quakers and Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow

Out of the silence a woman asked, “Why don’t Friends take reparations more seriously? It’s the kind of issue Quakers […]

Jeff Hitchcock is a member and current clerk of Rahway and Plainfield (N.J.) Meeting. He also serves on New York Yearly Meeting's Black Concerns Committee. Jeff wishes to acknowledge the advice and corrections offered by several Friends who have read this article, including Barbara Andrews, Charley Flint, Elizabeth Gordon, Jerry Leaphart, and Helen Garay Toppins. He also wishes to acknowledge Mahesh Thomas, who first made him aware that the 13th Amendment legalizes enslavement of persons convicted of a crime. However, Jeff is solely responsible for the opinions and wording of the final work. He can be reached for comment at (908) 241-5439, or by e-mail at [email protected] On occasion Jeff has been invited to talk with monthly meetings about white Quakers and racial concerns, and he is always happy to do so if practical arrangements of time and travel can be managed.

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A Significant Anniversary‐And More

Fifty years ago this month, on June 27, 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed Friends who gathered in Cape May, […]

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