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Lombard Street Riot

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Lombard Street Riot Marker
Inscription. Here on August 1, 1842 an angry mob of whites attacked a parade celebrating Jamaican Emancipation Day. A riot ensued. African Americans were beaten and their homes looted. The rioting lasted for 3 days. A local church & abolition meeting place were destroyed by fire.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.574′ N, 75° 9.114′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Lombard Street and 6th Street on Lombard Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Free African Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E.B. Du Bois (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Johnson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackwell House (about 500 feet away); A.M.E. Book Concern (about 500 feet away); Thomas Sully Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Lombard Street Riot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Lombard Street Riot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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