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Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society

 
 
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1833 by Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott, this society, headquartered here, originally consisted of sixty women who sought to end slavery. After the Civil War, the society supported the cause of the freed slaves.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.171′ N, 75° 8.9′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Church Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); David Salisbury Franks (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); National Funeral For President Washington (about 500 feet away); The Barrymores (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
U. S. Mint image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. U. S. Mint
Marker is near the entrance to the U.S. Mint that now occupies the location of the society.

1. Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Lucretia Mott at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,618 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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