Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Historical

Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Historical (HM1TKS)

Location: Portland, ME 04101 Cumberland County
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N 43° 39.564', W 70° 15.294'

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Portland Maine Freedom Trail

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.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMaine Freedom Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 398815 N 4834809
Decimal Degrees43.65940000, -70.25490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 39.564', W 70° 15.294'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 39' 33.84" N, 70° 15' 17.64" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lincoln Park Paths, Portland ME 04101, US
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