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Witness to Quaker Racism: A Cautionary Tale

A standoff at the meetinghouse.

Sharon Smith is a lifelong, Black-Indian Friend. She is a former clerk of the East Sandwich Preparative Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee and former co-clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting Racial Social and Economic Justice Committee. She is currently a member of the Cuffee Meeting and lives in western North Carolina and is at work on a book, Mixed Blessing: Growing Up Black-Indian and Quaker.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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May Milestones 2012

Ackerman—Dorothy Hopkirk Ackerman, 90, on March 10, 2011, at home in Minneapolis, Minn. Dorothy was born on October 23, 1920, […]

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Letters from our readers.

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Milestones December 2014

Births, deaths, and celebrations.

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What Is the Core of Quaker Faith?

Spiritual Practice

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My Experience as an African American Quaker

A planned memorial for freed slaves in the cemetery exposes lingering divides.

Avis Wanda McClinton is a resident of Glenside, Pa., in Upper Dublin Township. She is a board member of the Grandom Insitution, a grant making project of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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