Montgomery's Slave Traders - 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 slave traders who sold the slaves for many years.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 8:38:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMJXV9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
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Vast plantations with large slave populations emerged in Alabama's Black Belt beginning in 1820. Montgomery's proximity to the Black Belt made the city a center for slave trading in Alabama. From the river, down Commerce Street and to this block, slave traders worked next door to shop owners and other business establishments. E. Barnard & Co. operated at 88 Commerce Street. Mason Harwell, one of Montgomery's most active slave traders, kept an office at 21 Market Street (now Dexter Avenue). On a single day, Harwell sold hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children, alongside livestock. Across the South, slave traders were generally among the wealthiest and most influential citizens in their communities.
Marker Name: Montgomery's Slave Traders

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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