Marcus Rediker | City of Asylum @ Alphabet City | Literary | Pittsburgh City Paper
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Marcus Rediker 

When: Mon., Jan. 22, 8-10 p.m. 2018
Phone: 412-435-1110
Email: info@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org
Price: Free
www.alphabetcity.org/events/marcus-rediker
In The Fearless Benjamin Lay, renowned historian Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and scorned by his contemporaries, Lay was unflinching in his opposition to slavery, often performing colorful guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity. He drew on his ideals to create a revolutionary way of life, one that embodied the proclamation “no justice, no peace.”

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