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Home of Free African James Oronoko Dexter was here.

James Oronoko Dexter, a prominent free African of the late 19th Century, lived here. He died on August 8, 1899, at 70. Black leaders would meet at his rented rowhouse. This information, and much more, is in The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/3/15, at pp. A1, A10.

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Location: National Constitution Center , 134 North Fifth Street , Underground Parking Lot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States
Listing Category: African American History, History, Homes, Lives or Lived Here, No Longer There, Parks, Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom)
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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