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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Friends (Quaker) Meeting House

Portland Maine Freedom Trail

 
 
Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 6, 2016
1. Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
Top Plaque
Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque
Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets. Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a speech given here in 1832. Garrison advocated "immediate emancipation without compensation" to the slave-owners instead of colonizing free African Americans to Liberia. In 1836, Portland's first anti-slavery riot occurred here during an anti-slavery speech by Henry Brewster Stanton. When the meeting house was attacked again in 1847 when abolitionists Garrison, Frederick Douglass and Charles Lenox Remond attempted to lecture. Anti-slavery women successfully protected the speakers.
 
Erected 2007 by Maine Freedom Trails.
 
Location. 43° 39.564′ N, 70° 15.294′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Federal Street, on the right when traveling north on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is located just inside the boundary of Lincoln Park at the intersection of Pearl and Federal Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of

Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 5, 2016
2. Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker
this marker. Portland Maine World War I Marker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial (about 600 feet away); Portland Maine World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Portland Maine Spanish War/World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Parish Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansPolitics
 
William Lloyd Garrison image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 6, 2016
3. William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison who started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a speech given in 1832.
Frederick Douglass image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 6, 2016
4. Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass, who along with Garrison, and Charles Remond were involved in a near riot in attempting to speak in 1847.
Charles Lenox Remond image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 6, 2016
5. Charles Lenox Remond
Charles Lenox Remond, involved in the 1847 attack on the Meeting House.
Portland Maine Freedom Trail Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 6, 2016
6. Portland Maine Freedom Trail Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Marker
Henry Brewster Stanton, who's speech in 1836 resulted in Portland's first pro-slavery riot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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