Montgomery's Slave Depots - Montgomery, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 22.717 W 086° 18.367
16S E 565270 N 3582615
Quick Description: One of three new markers in Montgomery describing the slave trade including the places the slaves were kept.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 8:25:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMJXV8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Long Description:
Marker Text:

Montgomery slave traders operated depots where enslaved men, women, and children were confined. The slave depots functioned as active trading sites and as detention facilities where the enslaved were held captive until they were auctioned at Court Square. The city had four major slave depots. Three of the depots lined Market Street (now Dexter Avenue) between Lawrence and McDonough and were owned by Mason Harwell, S.N. Brown, and E. Barnard & Co. In 1859, Montgomery had as many slave depots as it did hotels and banks. The slave trade continued to thrive in Montgomery even during the Civil War. As late as 1864, Thomas L. Frazer opened a new slave depot on this block and sold boys and girls "of all descriptions."
Marker Name: Montgomery's Slave Depots

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Black Heritage Council, Equal Justice Initiative and the Alabama Historical Commission. More on the Slavery in America and Montgomery:

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2013

Marker Number: Not Listed

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