Slaves Only Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site - St. Louis MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 33.125 W 090° 21.094
15S E 730789 N 4270398
Quick Description: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site-Contrast this simple bead-board door to the finer paneled ones throughout the rest of the house. Its crude appearance suggests only slaves used this door to enter and exit the home.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2022 3:20:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM16R7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
TEXT from the Historical Marker:

Slaves Only
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Contrast this simple bead-board door to the finer paneled ones throughout the rest of the house. Its crude appearance suggests only slaves used this door to enter and exit the home.
One method employed to control slaves was to restrict their movements, such as requiring them to enter the house only through back doors like this one. The Dents may have forced slaves at White Haven to use this doorway. Passing through it constantly reminded the slaves of their status.
Group that erected the marker: National Park Service

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO United States
63123


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