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Anti Slavery Alphabet

Quakers Hannah and Mary Townsend created The Anti-Slavery Alphabet for the Anti-Slavery Fair held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1846. Its sale raised funds to support abolitionist efforts in which the Townsends were involved. They hoped it would be used in households to inspire young boys and girls to understand the horrors of slavery and to think of ways that they, even as children and regardless of gender, could fight against it.

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