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Benezet instructing colored children.
Original Author: Unknown artist; John W. Barber and Elizabeth G. Barber, authors
Created: 1850
Medium: Engraving

Benezet instructing colored children.

An engraved illustration in John W. Barber and Elizabeth G. Barber's Historical, Poetical & Pictorial American Scenes (1850) depicts the Quaker abolitionist Anthony Benezet teaching African American children. The accompanying text describes the French-born "philanthropist" as a "friend to the poor and distressed of every description," and as a man who made "great exertions to have the slave trade suppressed."