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Anthony Benezet

Death: May 3, 1784

Birthplace: Saint-Quentin

Nationality: United States

Anthony Benezet

Date of Death : May 3, 1784
Birth Place : Saint-Quentin

Anthony Benezet, born Antoine Benezet, was a French-born American abolitionist and educator who was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the early American abolitionists, Benezet founded one of the world's first anti-slavery societies, the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage; the first public school for girls in North America; and the Negro School at Philadelphia, which operated into the nineteenth century.

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