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        Slavery in the North

        In this video segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots, an overview of the little-discussed existence of slavery in the North is provided. Kevin Bacon learns that his ancestor, Samuel Atkinson, owned slaves. Bacon is surprised to learn Atkinson owned slaves because of his residence in the North, but he is especially surprised because of Atkinson’s religion—he was a Quaker.

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