[Sayma-Discuss] Quaker Universalist Conversations | Benjamin Lay, Quaker abolitionist: On reading Marcus Rediker's "The Fearless Benjamin Lay"

Mike Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Thu Apr 5 16:55:53 EDT 2018


Friends,

 

Here is a new book review on the Quaker Universalist Conversations blog:
https://universalistfriends.org/weblog/benjamin-lay-quaker-abolitionist.

 


Benjamin Lay, Quaker abolitionist: On reading Marcus Rediker's The Fearless
Benjamin Lay 


by Richard Van Dellen

 

I was asked by a Catholic friend if I knew Benjamin Lay, the Quaker
abolitionist. I did not. She gave me an article in the September 2017 issue
of the Smithsonian magazine, "The Cave Dwelling Vegan Who Took on Quaker
Slavery and Won
<https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/quaker-comet-greatest-abolitionist-n
ever-heard-180964401/> ," by Marcus Rediker.

 

I of course know of John Woolman, almost revered by many Friends including
myself, but why had I never heard of Benjamin Lay? Indeed, Lay
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABenjamin_Lay_painted_by_William_W
illiams_in_1790.jpg> 's portrait, painted by William Williams in 1790, is in
the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,

Mike

 

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Michael Austin Shell

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