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us: Whipper, William, 1804?-1876

  • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1804~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1876-03-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Lancaster (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Reading & Columbia Railroad Company
        • Organization: (naf) American Moral Reform Society
        • Organization: (naf) American Anti-Slavery Society
        • Organization: (naf) National Council of the Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) Freedman's Savings and Trust Company
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Antislavery movements
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Social reformers
            (lcsh) Businesspeople
              (lcsh) Editors
          • Sources

            • found: Forten, J. To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1832: p. 6 (William Whipper)
            • found: Dictionary of Amer. Negro bio., 1982 (Whipper, William; moral reformer; businessman; active participant in annual conventions of people of color; prominent in organizing American Moral Reform Society in 1853; active in the Underground Railroad; lived in Philadelphia; Columbia, Pa.; New Brunswick, N.J.; b. 1804? in Little Britain township, Pa.; d. 3/9/1876 at Philadelphia)
            • found: Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass, accessed April 21, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Whipper, William; social reformer, entrepreneur, abolitionist, journalist; born c.1804 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; bought holdings in Reading and Columbia Railroad Company; contributed one thousand dollars per year to the Underground Railroad (1847-1860); started the American Moral Reform Society (1835); editor of the National Reformer; member of the American Anti-Slavery Society and National Negro Convention movement; participated in planning the National Council of Colored People (1853); treasurer of Philadelphia Building and Loan Association and a cashier of Freedman's Bank; died 09 March 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
          • General Notes

            • [Individual was an abolitionist.]
          • Editorial Notes

            • [Old catalog heading: Whipper, William]
          • Change Notes

            • 1996-07-31: new
            • 2015-09-09: revised
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