Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007
Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin Lewis. It was the first Afro-Centric history of the world giving brief biographical sketches of famous people of African descent. Mariners' Church (Congregational) ministered to waterfront workers.
Erected 2007 by Portland Freedom Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 43° 39.379′ N, 70° 15.165′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.