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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

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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.  


Thu, February 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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