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Ephraim Small

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Maine State Archives

Description

The Abyssinian Religious Society was incorporated by twenty-two residents of Portland as an all-African American society and were active in the politics of the day, including transportation of runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad.

Exact Creation Date

1828

Language

English

Location

Portland; Cumberland County

Disciplines

African American Studies | Political History | United States History

1828 Petition by Ephraim Small to incorporate the Abyssinian Religious Society

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