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American Missionary Association Marie Adlof Card

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The American Missionary Association, an abolitionist group founded September 3, 1848 in Albany, New York, was formed to abolish slavery, educate African Americans, promote racial equality and Christian values.  Its members and leaders were of all races and ages, but ironically, it was all the idea of one precious little girl. Here is a historic document from the AMA for one share in the Marie Adlof Scholarship. This historic document has a vignette of Marie Adolf with the words below " Marie Adlof - The little Bohemian friend of the colored childred in America. Marie was a young European child who took it upon herself to save every penny she could to help the situation with black people in America. She inspired her Sunday School to contact other Sunday Schools and follow her example of selflessness and charity. School children were urged to sacrifice spending and instead contribute 10 cents to the Marie Adlof Scholarship fund to educate African American children in the post-slavery days of the Civil War. They were in turn given a "share" to show their support. A wonderful and remarkable story.This item is hand signed and was issued around 1890.

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