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James Forten

(1766-1842)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. James Forten Marker
Inscription. A wealthy sailmaker who employed multi-racial craftsmen, Forten was a leader of the African-American community in Philadelphia and a champion of reform causes. The American Antislavery Society was organized in his house here in 1833.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.552′ N, 75° 8.915′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Lombard Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribal Chieftains (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away); Capt. Charles Massey House (about 600 feet away); Queen Village / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lombard Street Riot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
James Forten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. James Forten Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 8 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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