The stark reality, surprisingly under-recognized, is that Long Island was once a place of widespread slavery.
Historian Prithi Kanakamedala, curator of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, Stephen Mrozowski, member of the board of Sylvester Manor, and Professor Lynda Day of Brooklyn College illuminate this history in a discussion of the role of slavery in the development of Long Island.
Moderated by Jennifer Anderson of Stony Brook University.
WHAT: Discussion: “Why New York? Slavery on Long Island”
WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 6:30pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Bklyn
WHAT ELSE: $5/Free for BHS and G-W Members Reserve your spot here!
Offered in connection with the exhibition, Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom.