The Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Transatlantic Slave Trade (HM27ZM)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.341', W 86° 18.8'

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade killed millions of African people. Men, women, and children were kidnapped and taken in chains to the Americas to create wealth for Europeans. For over two centuries, enslaved black people in the United States were bartered, sold, abused exploited, tortured, and confined in involuntary servitude. An ideology of white supremacy allowed courts and political leaders to justify the enslavement of black people even though the Constitution required liberty and justice for all. In the 19th century, the Domestic Slave Trade brought over a million enslaved black people to the American South. After emancipation, more than 90 percent of all African Americans in the United States lived in the South.

Kwame Akoto-Bamfo (b. 1983)
Nkyinkyim Installation, 2018
HM NumberHM27ZM
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Equal Justice Initiative
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564596 N 3581916
Decimal Degrees32.37235000, -86.31333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.341', W 86° 18.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 20.46" N, 86° 18' 48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 417 Caroline St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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