Today in 1790: The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, composed mostly of Quakers and Mennonites, petitions Congress for emancipation of all slaves.
Benjamin Franklin had become vocal as an abolitionist, and in 1787 began to serve as President of the Society which not only advocated the abolition of slavery, but made efforts to integrate freed slaves into American society.
The proposed resolution was immediately denounced by pro-slavery congressmen and sparked a heated debate in both the House and the Senate.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow night, the Liberty Tree Foundation presents “Kucinich in Madison: Rally for Democracy!” Join Representative Dennis Kucinich to rally FOR democracy, and AGAINST the influence of the Chamber of Commerce. There is a cost for this event and tickets are available at wisconsinwave.org. All proceeds benefit Liberty Tree’s work to build a democracy movement for the U.S.A. This is tomorrow at 7pm at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Avenue.
“Union Administration,” by the internationally-recognized School for Workers, is a 3-day comprehensive course, March 4th through the 6th, on the UW-Madison campus. School for Workers would like to further support unions’ efforts to train leaders by giving free tuition to the fourth union member from a local after three are signed up. More info and registration is online at schoolforworkers.edu or call the School at 608-262-2112.
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