Pennsylvania Abolition Society
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The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was the first American abolition society. It was initially formed April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and held four meetings. It was reorganized in 1784. as the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, and was incorporated in 1789.
A historical marker is erected at the site of the Society's 1984 re-founding at Front Street below Chestnut, in Philadelphia.
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