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Baltimore Slave Trade

 
 
Baltimore Slave Trade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Chris Nelson, June 26, 2010
1. Baltimore Slave Trade Marker
Inscription. 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 1860's. Baltimore-based dealers supplied the trade, operating slave 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.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 17.235′ N, 76° 36.218′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Pratt Street and President Street, on the left when traveling east on East Pratt Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 E. Pratt St, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crafting a Legacy (here, next to this marker); The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Star Spangled Banner (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Riot Trail
Baltimore Slave Trade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
2. Baltimore Slave Trade Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Baltimore Riot Trail (about 600 feet away); Heritage Walk (about 600 feet away); Carroll Mansion (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Baltimore Slave Trade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
3. Baltimore Slave Trade Marker
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2016
4. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
The marker is near the front door of this museum. The flag on the right flies at the Star Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016.
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