Passage of Sorrows
—Water and Land Routes to the Forks of the Road —Professional dealers, traffickers and speculators, by purchase, by hook, crook and sometimes outright kidnapping, tore apart mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, babies, young children, relations and friends already enslaved or were so-called "free people" in the upper South. They forced-brought them to the new lower south markets such as the Forks of the Road to be sold into enslavement, yet again! The roads, trails, rivers, sea and ocean routes from the upper old South and Mid-South states that eventually led to Natchez Forks of the Road markets, this story writer calls, The Overground Railroad's Passages of Sorrow. Passages of sorrow because of the pain, agony, dehumanization and destruction caused by being torn asunder and forced-walked or shipped in the same manner as their Foreparents were from Africa to the Americas.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 653254 N 3492362|
|Decimal Degrees||31.55608333, -91.38531667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 33.365', W 91° 23.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 33' 21.9" N, 91° 23' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||601, 769|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 224-232 St Catherine St, Natchez MS 39120, US|
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