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JAMES FORTEN ( 1766 1842 ) A Wealthy Sailmaker Who Employed Multi Racial Craftsm ...

JAMES FORTEN ( 1766 1842 ) A Wealthy Sailmaker Who Employed Multi Racial Craftsm ...

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Description: JAMES FORTEN ( 1766 1842 ) A wealthy sailmaker who employed multi racial craftsmen , Forten was a leader of the African American community in Philadelphia and a champion of reform causes . The American Antislavery Society was organized in his house here in 1833 . Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission , 1990

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