Perth Amboy unveils historic port marker to acknowledge city's role in trans-Atlantic slave trade

Officials in Perth Amboy today unveiled a historic port marker to acknowledge the city's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2021, 11:51 AM

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Perth Amboy unveils historic port marker to acknowledge city's role in trans-Atlantic slave trade
Officials in Perth Amboy today unveiled a historic port marker to acknowledge the city's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Perth Amboy hosted a Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony today to unveil the marker on Front Street.
The marker will acknowledge the city's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade that transported about 12 million captive Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.
The event also included a commemoration of those who perished and those who survived the Middle Passage.
Perth Amboy is one of 55 Middle Passage arrival sites. 


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