On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a new historical marker honoring Anthony Benezet (1713–1784). Benezet is remembered as a Quaker abolitionist and advocate for the education of women and African Americans. The Philadelphia Tribune published a news story covering the dedication ceremony that commemorated his life and work:
“The dedication event organized by the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia was held on Saturday. The ceremony was held the park across the street from the new historic marker, which has been placed at the site of his former home, 325 Chestnut St.
“‘This marker draws deserved attention to Anthony Benezet, an unsung hero who had a great impact on the lives of the African Americans of Philadelphia and beyond,’ said Lynne Calamia, director of Arch Street Meeting House.”
Read the full article here: http://www.phillytrib.com/historical-marker-to-honor-quaker-abolitionist-unveiled/article_200e9d63-4d95-52ea-a5e3-086f784ce04c.html