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Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

 
 
Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker Text
Inscription.

On April 21, 1790, nearly 20,000 African and white Philadelphians lined the streets to view the funeral procession of Benjamin Franklin. Once a slave owner, Franklin was president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society at the end of his life and sent a biting parody attacking slavery to the press as his last words on the subject.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.032′ N, 75° 9′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death Carts (here, next to this marker); Refuge in the country (here, next to this marker); The Executive Branch (here, next to this marker); A Day of Reciprocity (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!"

Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker
(here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); "We shall come to a civil war" (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Franklin Petitions Congress [for the Abolition of Slavery]. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Citizen Ben: Abolitionist (PBS). (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. Promoting the Abolition of Slavery Marker
Exhibit on the interior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (marker at far left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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