Forks of the Road

The second largest slave market in the United States in the 19th century was located in Natchez, Mississippi, The plight of the enslaved people who suffered here is commemorated at Forks of the Road with historical markers and shackles encased in concrete noting the site. After slaves were freed in Natchez in 1863, hundreds of emancipated slaves gathered at the market site.

Location: Intersection of Liberty Road and St. Catherine Street (D’Evereux Drive) in Natchez. Call: 601-442-7049.

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