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African Americans in New York City: The First 150 Years
Thu, February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A talk by Dr John V Singler, PhD
For Zoom information, please visit www.stjvny.org
In order to understand the role of African Americans in shaping New York City, we need to go back to the very beginning. After all, as long there has been a New York City, there have been African Americans here. The present talk looks at colonial New Amsterdam/New York. In the Dutch era, “half-free” African Americans were allotted farms along Minetta Creek in the Village. In the English era, slaveholding became so widespread that, of all American cities, only Charleston, South Carolina, had a greater percentage of households with at least one enslaved person.