Friends of Friends: Quakers and African American Communities

Ari Wilkins
Nov 3, 2023
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Records and Resources
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Migration and Settlements
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Case Study and other Resources
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About this webinar

Well-known for their anti-slavery views, Quakers began to migrate to the slave-free territories in the 19th century. As they migrated out of the South, Quakers emancipated and traveled with their newly freed slaves. Once settled, the sect continued their abolitionist cause by supporting the Underground Railroad – transporting runaway slaves to free states. In turn, free blacks established their own settlements, while still maintaining ties with the Quaker community.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Ari Wilkins graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. She has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Federation
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  1. JC
    Judith C Whipple
    8 months ago

    Wonderful! Thank you so much!

    Judy Whipple

  2. AP
    Andrea Price
    8 months ago

    Excellent and informative information for all researchers of African American genealogy.

  3. BA
    Beverly Anderson
    8 months ago

    Answered a lot of questions that I had.

  4. MC
    Maria Capaldi
    8 months ago

    Ari is so knowledgeable when it comes to Quaker information.

  5. JW
    Julie Wilson
    8 months ago

    Full of great information. Interesting topic. Love this presenter

  6. LB
    Luester Blair
    8 months ago

    Very informative. Ari is informative and is a real detective.

  7. KL
    Kenya Luvert
    8 months ago

    I appreciate the resources shared during this webinar. Thank you!

  8. KB
    Kat Breiding
    8 months ago

    EXCELLENT information and insight into the Friends and their mission in behalf of African Americans.


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