Lombard Street Riot
Lombard Street Riot
Dedicated: Wednesday, November 23, 2005
County: Philadelphia
Marker Type: City
GIS Coordinates: 39.94299-75.15205

Location: SE corner of S 6th & Lombard Sts., Philadelphia

Marker Text: Here on August 1, 1842 an angry mob of whites attacked a parade celebrating Jamaican Emancipation Day. A riot ensued. African Americans were beaten and their homes looted. The rioting lasted for 3 days. A local church & abolition meeting place were destroyed by fire.

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