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

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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of Olney Street Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02906, United States of America.
 
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); 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); The Original Water Supply (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Wellspring of Providence (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.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 44 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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