Morris developed the economic system that was used to free the slaves during the Civil War. It was capitalism that built the mills and factories that crushed the South. The capitalist system he instituted had no place for slavery; after all, capital is color blind.
In 1766, Morris organized the nonimportation agreement and made the importation of slaves illegal. He fought for checks and balances in government to counter the tyranny of the majority and protect the rights of all minorities. The people he worked with came from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. His family members were abolitionists; his brother-in-law, Bishop William White, ordained as deacons Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, the founders of the AME Church. Most of Morris' friends and associates were committed to abolition. He freed slaves in the South and brought them to the North. Was he perfect in terms of 21st-century political correctness? No. Was he the devil portrayed in this commentary? Not even close.