George Fox: an African-American Indigenous Quaker Perspective

Saturday 23 November
16:00-17:30 (UK time)

A drawing of George Fox tinted orange

This single live session is part of a series celebrating the 400th birthday of George Fox, in which key speakers assess Fox’s legacy from a variety of positions. In this session Vanessa Julye will offer an African-American Indigenous perspective

Christian supremacy established the lens through which Fox and his followers saw and lived their lives. Fox did not call for an end to the practice of enslavement on his visit to Barbados in 1671. He only urged Friends to contemplate manumission. Quakers considered the enslavement based industry necessary for their economic development. Fox’s inaction supported the establishment of White Supremacy systems in the Religious Society of Friends.

Vanessa Julye serves as the Coordinator of the Ministry on Racism with Friends General Conference, based in Philadelphia, where she is a member of Central Philadelphia Friends Meeting.

The session is part of the celebrations of Fox 400.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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