This resource provides the biographies of African American Quakers from as long ago as the colonial period below. Friends General Conference encourages their use in First Day school lessons and in other educational situations.


In addition, please see this resource for The Black Quaker Project’s The 2022 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum– sharing films and post-screening discussions on Howard Thurman, Bayard Rustin, Mahala Ashley Dickerson and Paul Robeson. Access to these recordings is free and on demand.

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