Where did Blacks in Philly begin?!

The first documented African in the Pennsylvania region was a slave named Anthony Swartz.  Anthony (it is worth mentioning that this was his ‘known’ and not ‘given’ name) arrived aboard a Swedish Ship named the Fogel Grip  from St. Kitts. He was said to be of Angolan decent. He worked as a slave to the Governor or New Sweden ( A…

Quakers & Slaves

Believe it or not the Quakers owned slaves. It may be hard to believe because the Quakers were the first documented to protest slavery in the Americas, they are the founders of the first anti-slavery/abolitionist society, and are generally seen as the peace loving peoples. However despite this narrative, which is still told to this…