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A portrait of James Forten

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A Portrait of James Forten

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This watercolor by an unknown artist shows James Forten, prominent Philadelphia businessman, abolitionist and black leader, in profile. Although undated, the portrait was most likely painted during Forten's lifetime.
Image Credit: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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The Forten women
Forten letter to Cuffe

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