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Benjamin Lay Likens Slavery to Stabbing the Bible

Benjamin Lay performs his famous ‘bladder of blood’ protest at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Quakers in which he likens slave trading to stabbing the Bible. The stunt spatters those present with fake blood (hidden inside a bladder in a hollowed-out Bible, which he stabbed with a sword), and was successful in drawing attention to cruelty of slavery, but Lay was swiftly disowned by the Quakers.

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