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Prophet Against Slavery

Prophet Against Slavery

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Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel

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Prophet Against Slavery is based on the award-winning Benjamin Lay biography by Marcus Rediker. Graphic novelist David Lester brings the full scope of Lay’s activism and ideas to life.

Born in 1682 to a humble Quaker family in Essex, England, Lay was a forceful and prescient visionary. Understanding the fundamental evil that slavery represented, he would unflinchingly use guerrilla theatre tactics and direct action to shame slave owners and traders in his community. The prejudice that Lay suffered as a dwarf and a hunchback, as well as his devout faith, informed his passion for human and animal liberation. Exhibiting stamina, fortitude, and integrity in the face of the cruelties practiced against what he called his “fellow creatures,” he was often a lonely voice that spoke truth to power.

Author and Illustrator: David Lester
Publisher: Beacon Press (2021)
ISBN: 9780807081792
Paperback, 100 pages

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