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Repentance for Slavery

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Repentance for Slavery Marker
Inscription.  On this site Providence R.I. July 5th 1999 in conjunction with the 22nd general Synod of the United Church of Christ a group of church and community people gathered in an act of repentance for African American slavery and in celebration of human freedom.
 
Erected 1999 by The Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & ReligionPeace.
 
Location. 41° 49.217′ N, 71° 24.799′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Weybosset Street and Abbott Park place, on the right when traveling north on Weybosset Street. Marker is at the Beneficient Congregational Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beneficent Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas A. Doyle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Professional Theater
Repentance for Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Repentance for Slavery Marker
(about 600 feet away); Styles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Annye (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Universalist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Puritan and the Indian (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephanie and Ashley (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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