Baltimore Slave Trade
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 39° 17.234 W 076° 36.215
18S E 361702 N 4349878
Quick Description: A sign about the Baltimore Slave Trade
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 2:28:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMG13C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member trainbug
Views: 11

Long Description:
Baltimore Slave Trade:

Although the United States banned the transatlantic slave trade in 1808, a domestic trade from the upper south to the emerging cotton-growing regions of the deep south thrived until the 1860s. Baltimore-based dealers supplied the trade operating lave pens at the Inner Harbor, on Fell's Point, and across the city, including near this location. Between 1808 and the abolition of slavery in Maryland in 1864, an estimated thirty thousand people were "sold south" from Baltimore.
Marker Type (optional): ----

County (required): Baltimore City

Location (required): On East Pratt St, outside the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

More info about the site/marker (optional):
The sign is outside the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, which is a museum of African-American history. The closest intersection is East Pratt and South President.

Website for more info (optional): Not listed

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