Providence in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Olney Street Riot 1831
Erected by The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans.
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); A Thoroughfare Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Witness to History (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Place for Your Ideas (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Century to Statehood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Snow Town Riot 1831 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gabriel Bernon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seasonal Gathering (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
Also see . . . Providence Newspapers and the Racial Riots of 1824 and 1831. (Submitted on July 19, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 32 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.