New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
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Scope and Contents Records of Canadian Friends Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Delaware County, PA), 1798-1809, include a small number of undistinguished papers; generally correspondence between the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Canadian meetings.
Overview In response to the 1964 bombing of 44 black churches in Mississippi, Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings coordinated a joint effort to rebuild the destroyed churches and to attempt to foster racial reconciliation in the area. The project sent Lawrence and Viola Scott to Jackson, Mississippi as Quaker representatives. By 1966, the group had rebuilt 33 of the 44 churches, and built a community center in rural Canton, Mississippi. This collection is primarily composed of financial records,...