A member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian denomination known for their simplicity, peace advocacy, and equality of all people.
From the nickname given to members of the religious society of friends, in reference to their practice of trembling during worship.
- The Quaker community in the town was known for its commitment to social justice.
- The Quaker meeting was a place of quiet reflection and spiritual connection.
- Many famous abolitionists and activists were Quakers, including William Penn and Lucretia Mott.
- The Quaker belief in the inner light, or the direct experience of God, set them apart from other Christian denominations.
- The Quaker practice of speaking in meetings only when moved by the Spirit was unique and often misunderstood.