The Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization based in Bristol, RI, working to erect a memorial to acknowledge the history of Bristol’s participation in the Transatlantic Human Trade and this trade’s effects on African and Indigenous peoples. Our memorial will be a place of remembrance, reconciliation, healing and education for our town and its visitors and a prominent acknowledgement of the role of this trade in both our town’s and our nation’s history.
In this project we join many other communities across the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in remembering the role that their communities played in the Transatlantic Human Trade and we are collaborating with the national Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project as well as the Newport Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker project. This effort is also included under the UNESCO Routes of Enslaved Peoples Project.
Our project has received the support of the Bristol Town Council which has designated a prominent site in Independence Park on the Bristol waterfront on which our memorial will be erected.
Your donation in any amount will help us to achieve our goals. Please click the Donate button below to make a donation on our secure web page.
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Send checks to Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project
P.O. Box 871
Bristol, RI 02809
The Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project seeks to acknowledge the history and memory of our town’s participation in the transatlantic human trade and its resounding effects on the region’s Indigenous peoples and on those taken from Africa to the Americas via the Middle Passage. The goals are to erect a memorial marker that educates people about Bristol's involvement in slavery and the human trade, while hosting reconciliation and healing ceremonies with programming. We are part of the national Middle Passage Ceremonies & Port Markers Project organization.
The Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project is a registered Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
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