A ban on importation of slaves was passed in 1785, but even members of the New York Manumission Society (NYMS) continued to own slaves.
What does NYMS stand for?
NYMS stands for New York Manumission Society (est. 1785)
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We have 3 other meanings of NYMS in our Acronym Attic
- National Youth Ministries Organization
- New York Meteorological Observatory (est. 1868)
- Northampton Youth Ministry Office
- New York Metropolitan Opera House
- Northland Youth Music Program (Wisconsin)
- New York Mills Public Library (New York Mills, NY)
- New York Metropolitan Region
- North Yorkshire Moors Railway (UK)
- New York Main Street (New York state downtown revitalization program)
- New York Management Society
- New York Marxist School (est. 1975)
- New York Menswear Show
- New York Microscopical Society
- New York Mycological Society (New York City)
- North Yarmouth Memorial School (North Yarmouth, Maine)
- Nottingham Yamaha Music School (UK)
- New York Main Street Alliance
- National Yellow Multi-Services Directory
- National Youth Music Theatre (UK)
- New York Mortgage Trust Inc. (real estate investment; New York, NY)
Samples in periodicals archive:
and Samuel Cornish, clinging to older institutions, such as the co-racial New York Manumission Society (founded in 1785), aimed to eradicate older, boisterous black traditions such as the Emancipation Day parade, and to encourage black school attendance--efforts that they believe would yield racial uplift, and efforts that black working-class often opposed.
The Revolutionary War failed to free all blacks, but the New York Manumission Society, founded in 1785, gave black slaves a new ally in their struggle.