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Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2009
1. Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Marker
Inscription. Identical statues in Liverpool, England; Benin, West Africa; and Richmond, Virginia, memorialize the British, African and American triangular trade, now identified as the Reconciliation Triangle. Traders profited from delivering over 100,000 Africans to Virginia between the 1600ís and the American Revolution—and at least 260,000 to other North American places before 1808. The “triangle” extended between Liverpool and other large British cities, the Republic of Benin, and other West African Kingdoms, and Virginia and other North American colonies. Profits from the sale of enslaved Africans financed major British and North American economic development.

The Richmond Slave Trail Commission. The Honorable Reverend Delores L. McQuinn, Chairperson; Janine Y. Bell, Co-Chairperson; Kennis Wooten; Nessa Baskerville Johnson; Dr. Philip J. Schwartz; Reverend Benjamin P. Campbell; Jennie Dotts; Charles S. Vaughan; Reverend Sylvester L. Turner; Ralph R. White. Project Manager–Jeannie Welliver, City of Richmond; Statue Sculptor and Design–Stephen Broadbent and Faith Bebbington; Plaza and Fountain Design–Burt Pinnock, BAM Architects; General Contractor–Brooks & Co. General Contractors, Inc.

This installation has been made possible through the generosity and cooperation
Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2009
2. Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Marker
It is at the base of the steps that lead to the Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Monument.
of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Richmond.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 32.084′ N, 77° 25.825′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and 15th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Reconciliation Statue (here, next to this marker); The Triangle (a few steps from this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Auction Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Auction Houses (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kahal Kadosh Beth Shalome (about 600 feet away); The Old State Capitol (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle. This marker was replaced by a new one named Reconciliation Statue (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 11, 2009
3. Slave Trade Reconciliation Triangle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,325 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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