(Philadelphia Abolition Society)
The history of PAS
The Philadelphia Abolition Society known as PAS started in 1688 by Quakers who protested about slavery. As time went on, Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery in the year 1777. In 1787 the PAS alters the constitution to non-Quaker membership and elected Richard Allen and Absalom Jones to be honorary president to organize the free African Society. Since the PA amended a 1790 slavery act that forbids removal of African Americans from the state, in 1790, the society tries to create Committee for the Improvement of the Condition of Free Negroes. The PAS is still around today and are still contributing to the cause.
Education of the PAS
The mission of PAS in regards to education
The PAS tries to provide education to African Americans by providing free education and private schools.
The Jobs of the PAS
The mission of PAS in regards to jobs/workforce
The PAS was focused on doing the following.
- Doing a campaign to abolish slavery
- Aiding kidnapped free blacks and, where possible, fugitive slaves in courts of law.
- Establishing education for, and financial support to, free communities of color.
The Impact of the PAS
The impact that PAS had on the Black Community in Philadelphia
The PAS helped spread word to abolish slavery in states that still had slavery.
You Can Take Action
Here's How You Can Contribute to the Cause
You can donate to the Philadelphia foundation and participate in programs that they have and participate that the meetings.
For more information, click this link --> http://www.paabolition.org/