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Manumission Society of North Carolina

The Manumission Society of North Carolina was founded in 1816 by anti-slavery Quakers. Though most of the organization’s membership belonged to the Society of Friends, its membership grew to include Protestants and slave-owners. The society established branches throughout the state, collectively meeting once a year to discuss their activities. In its most public act, the society published An Address to the People of North Carolina on the Evils of Slavery in 1830 but disbanded four years later following a dispute over colonization.

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