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Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Providence

(Water Street)

 
 
Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2020
1. Providence Marker
Inscription.  The site of an 18th century seaport village where seafaring merchants participated in the African slave trade. In the 20th century this port was used by Cape Verdeans who came to live in America.
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 49.309′ N, 71° 24.338′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on South Water Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. Rise of the Gangways (1704-1844) / Fall of the Gangways (1844-1983) (here, next to this marker); HMS Gaspee (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutions: American and Industrial (about 600 feet
Providence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Providence Marker
away); Crawford Street Bridge Without Crawford Street (about 600 feet away); The Changing Face of the West Bank / The West Bank (about 600 feet away); John Brown House (about 800 feet away); Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Gilbane (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
Also see . . .  Cape Verdean American. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Human trafficking; New Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   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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