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Quaker Culture: Relieve Oppression

Benjamin Banneker
On Dignity (July 2023)
Quaker Culture


[It] is the indispensable duty of those who maintain for themselves the rights of human nature . . . to extend their power and influence to the relief of every part of the human race from whatever burden or oppression they may unjustly labor under . . .

          – Benjamin Banneker (1791)

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