US Congress Passes An Act To Ban Slave Trade

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A thanksgiving sermon read out by Absalom Jones, rector of St Thomas'... News Photo1800-1809,American Culture,Archival,Black And White,Black History in the US,Celebration,Document,Forbidden,Freight Transportation,Law,No People,North America,Philadelphia - Pennsylvania,Preacher,Racism,Reading,Religion,Slavery,Social Issues,Thanksgiving,USA,United States Congress,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Archive Photos 1808: A thanksgiving sermon read out by Absalom Jones, rector of St Thomas' Church (the African Episcopal Church) in Philadelphia to celebrate the passing of a law by the US Congress, prohibiting the import of slaves into America. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)