First Black Pastor to Preach to Congress Cited Biblical Opposition to Slavery, Founders’ Support for Thirteenth Amendment

What most Americans may not realize is that early Americans opposed and even outlawed slavery. By the 1770s Pennsylvanian, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and others had passed anti-slavery laws—which the Tories opposed. King George III’s British governors in America vetoed every anti-slavery law the American colonists passed. (Less than one percent of colonists in theRead moreRead more