QuakerSpeak, May 2021

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Have you seen the one about the late Alaskan Friend Mahala Ashley Dickerson? Those close to Mahala look back on her legacy as a trailblazer for justice who fought for marginalized people her whole life.

“Mahala believed throughout her life in the power of education, and she was unbowed by the discrimination, the indignity, of the Jim Crow South. . . . She spoke with wonder about the influence of Pendle Hill. She spent a summer there in 1950, and I know that she was drawn to Quakerism in a deep and an abiding way forevermore.”

—Taylor Brelsford, member of West Knoxville (Tenn.) Meeting

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