Forten, the Sailmaker; Pioneer Champion of Negro Rights
Rand McNally, 1968 - 208 pages
A biography of James Forten, a free Negro born in 1766 and owner of the leading sailmaking shop in Philadelphia, who spent his life and fortune furthering abolition.
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Anthony Benezet with some pupils
The frigate Alfred
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