Today in Heritage History, 1788, as a symbol reflective of their religion and as a gesture of goodwill, the Quakers of Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves. They said it was just morally wrong to have any of “God’s colored children, harvest our crops, toil in our fields, wait on us, allow us to have sodomizing sex, call us ‘master’, or allow us to verbally and emotionally abuse, beat or whip them”. That was, as their pastor went on to say, “why God invented Quaker women”.