Abolitionists Mobbed

Abolitionists Mobbed (HM1B8K)

Location: Pendleton, IN 46064 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 0.381', W 85° 44.704'

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In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were often targets of violence. On September 16, a crowd gathered near here to listen to George Bradburn, William A. White, and Frederick Douglass.

(Side Two)
During Bradburn's speech, more than thirty men marched in, armed with stones and brickbats, and demanded that the speakers leave. In the assault that followed, White, Douglass, and others were injured. Local supporters defended them and carried them to safety. Douglass spoke the next day at nearby Friends meetinghouse without incident. Rioters went unpunished.
HM NumberHM1B8K
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number48.2013.1
Year Placed2013
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Madison County Council, Madison County Council of Governments, Town of Pendleton, Historic Fall Creek Pendleton Settlement, Pendleton Business Association, and Friends
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 607112 N 4429216
Decimal Degrees40.00635000, -85.74506667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.381', W 85° 44.704'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 22.86" N, 85° 44' 42.24" W
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Area Code(s)765, 317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-502 N Pendleton Ave, Pendleton IN 46064, US
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