Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007
Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin Lewis. It was the first Afro-Centric history of the world giving brief biographical sketches of famous people of African descent. Mariners' Church (Congregational) ministered to waterfront workers.
Erected 2007 by Portland Freedom Trails.
Location. 43° 39.379′ N, 70° 15.165′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fore Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Street Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends (Quaker) Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); John Ford Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Education •
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