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Chatham in Chatham-Kent County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Abolition Movement in British North America

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
1. The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker
Inscription. From 1783 until the 1860s, abolitionists in British North America took part in the fight to end slavery both at home and in the United States. Thanks to the determination of colonial officials, anti-slavery organizations, and the thousands of African Americans who took refuge in Upper and Lower Canada and the Maritimes during this period, the colonies became a centre of abolitionist activity, as evidenced by the convention held here at this church by John Brown in 1858. This struggle for human rights had a defining influence on African Canadian culture and helped shape Canada's values and institutions.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 42° 24.358′ N, 82° 10.548′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Ontario, in Chatham-Kent County. Marker is on King Street East just east of Prince Street South, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in Chatham, east of the downtown business district, in a residential neighborhood, in front of the First Baptist Church, between Princess and Prince Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 King Street East, Chatham, Ontario N7M 3N1, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Brown's Convention 1858
The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
2. The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker
View of the southeast front corner of the First Baptist Church, with a distant view of the featured historical marker situated just to the right of the front door, and another historical marker situated at the far left front corner of the structure.
(a few steps from this marker); Chatham Armoury (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Chatham Blockhouse (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Tecumseh (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Forks (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); British Encampment: Forks of the Thames (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); a different marker also named Skirmish at the Forks (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansColonial Era
 
The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
3. The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker
A closer view of the southeast front corner of the First Baptist Church, with a view of the featured historical marker situated just to the right of the front door, and another historical marker situated at the far left front corner of the structure.
The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2013
4. The Abolition Movement in British North America Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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