Charles L Blackson is the driving force behind a new slave marker found at Penn’s Landing . He wanted the marker because he wanted people to know where the slaves got off the ship, in Philadelphia, hundreds of years ago. It’s there for people to remember our ancestors .
Europeans came to Africa to enslave, and Black people were taken from all over . There were African enslaved brought to Philadelphia . The ship stopped at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River down Penns Landing . This event happen 236 years ago .
As the enslaved were getting off the ship , they was forced to walk to a place called the London Coffee House . At The London Coffee House, there were white men looking for slaves . The London coffee house is where the bidding and auctioning happened for black people to be sold . Some slaves were being sold for special goods, money or as little as corn crop.
written by A. Ingram