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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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