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Olney Street Riot 1831

 
 
Olney Street Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. Olney Street Riot 1831 Marker
Inscription.  The Site of the Second Major Riot in 19th century Providence between Afro-American residents and white workers.
 
Erected by The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 50.144′ N, 71° 24.314′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Olney Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the grounds of Olney Street Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of Hardscrabble Riot 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Witness to History (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Place for Your Ideas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Snowtown Riot 1831 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gabriel Bernon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seasonal Gathering
Olney Street Riot 1831 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. Olney Street Riot 1831 Marker
Marker is on small granite slab on the right side
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Roger Williams House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Original Water Supply (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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