African American social reformers
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Letters relating to the emigration of free Blacks to the West African colony of Liberia and establishment of Liberian institutions written to American Quaker reformer, Benjamin Coates (1808-1887) whose work toward the abolition of slavery led to a relationship with many well-known people connected to Liberia, a colony established to offer a new home and a fresh start away from slavery to free Blacks in the mid-19th century.
The Emma Lapsansky-Werner collection holds material primarily related to the life and career of Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner (1945-), History Professor and Curator of Special Collections at Haverford College from 1990-2005. The collection also holds records of family members from Emma’s maternal lineage dating back to the 1760s including members from the Jenkins, Parker and Hughes families.