Brown University Slave Trade Memorial

Brown University Slave Trade Memorial (HM213I)

Location: Providence, RI 02912 Providence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 49.595', W 71° 24.255'

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This memorial recognizes Brown University's connection to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the work of Africans and African-Americans, enslaved and free, who helped build our university, Rhode island, and the nation.

In 2003 Brown President Ruth J. Simmons initiated a study of this aspect of the university's history.

In the eighteenth century slavery permeated every aspect of social and economic life in Rhode Island.
Rhode Islanders dominated the North American share of the African slave trade, launching over a thousand slaving voyages in the century before the abolition of the trade in 1808, and scores of illegal voyages thereafter.

Brown University was a beneficiary of this trade.
HM NumberHM213I
Year Placed2014
Placed ByBrown University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 300339 N 4633316
Decimal Degrees41.82658333, -71.40425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 49.595', W 71° 24.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 49' 35.7" N, 71° 24' 15.3" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Prospect St, Providence RI 02912, US
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