Sepviva: A slave plantation in Philadelphia owned by a QuakerAug 15, 2022 03:00PM ● By Karen Warrington
The City and Port of Philadelphia, on the River Delaware from Kensington, Source: Wikimedia Commons
But a plantation in Philadelphia, a northern city? A 165-acre owned by Quakers?
As I picked my history-seeking self off the floor, I was shocked by the revelation of a plantation in Philadelphia. This startling piece was written by reporter Spencer Homan, in the Spirit News, a community newspaper based in North Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.
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Philadelphia is well recognized as an historic American city. History seeps from its every pore, and slavery and continued racism is also a major part of this northern city’s history. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, an English Quaker, Philadelphia was the capital of the Pennsylvania Colony during the British colonial era.
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The London Coffee House, 1845 Engraving. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Karen Warrington has had a decades long career as a broadcast journalist, communications professional, performing artist, and documentary filmmaker. She has traveled extensively throughout Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. She is committed to being a voice for the African Diaspora.
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