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African American History of Philadelphia Heritage Trail
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In August, 1842, a white mob attacked a procession held in honor of the anniversary of the end of slavery in the British Caribbean. The riot lasted for several days and nearly led to the burning of the homes of black leaders.

  • A contemporary artist's rendition of racially-motivated attacks against abolitionists in Philadelphia that peaked in 1842.
  • Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia: Emancipation and the Long Struggle for Racial Justice in the City of Brotherly Love -Click the link below for more information about this book