Maine Anti-Slavery Society constitution, ca. 1830s
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The Maine Anti-Slavery Society was founded by October 1834. This is the constitution for the society with signatures of its members.
The constitution states that the society will "encourage & promote the intellectual, moral & religious improvement of the free people of color, & by correcting prevailing & wicked prejudices, endeavor to obtain for them, as well as the enslaved, an equality with the whites in civil, intellectual & religious privileges; but will never countenance the oppressed in vindicating their rights by physical force."
- Title: Maine Anti-Slavery Society constitution, ca. 1830s
- Creator: Maine Anti-Slavery Society
- Creation Date: circa 1834
- Subject Date: circa 1834
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. S-6006 Misc. 160/2
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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