Katharine Gerbner, Lecturer

University of Minnesota, author of Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World.


2019 Friends Historical Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Lecture: Katharine Gerbner, “Rethinking the History of Quakers and Slavery”

Quakers are rightfully heralded as abolitionist crusaders, but the history of Quakers and slavery is not only about abolition. Quakers were also slave-owners, although most histories of Quakerism ignore or downplay this. Reckoning with this complex history of Quakers and slavery, Gerbner suggests, is crucial for moving forward in racial justice work today.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 noon Lunch—bring your own, or pre-order below

1:00 PM FHA business meeting

1:30 PM Lecture by Katharine Gerbner

2:30 PM Coffee and conversation

Meet for lunch if you wish from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Arch Street Meeting House. A buffet lunch ($15) is available for pre-order here (please place your order by Thursday, October 31), or bring your own.

For planning purposes, we ask that you register for the meeting online by Thursday, November 7, if not attending lunch. There is no cost to register.

Questions? Email fha@haverford.edu