Black Communities of Early New York
Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672 Price: Free with museum admission
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As part of the Black Gotham Experience day at the Museum, a panel of experts will discuss early Black communities in New York City.
Dating back to the 1600’s, before New York was New York, free and enslaved residents of African descent were integral contributors to the growing metropolis. As we take a look back at early Black communities such as New Amsterdam, Weeksville, and Seneca Village in the 17th through 19th century, join a lively conversation with Dr. Prathibha Kanakamedala, curator of In Pursuit of Freedom, Kamau Ware, Founder of the Black Gotham Experience, and professor Dr. Deborah Gray White to make connections between these legacies through today. Moderator Sarah Seidman will guide a conversation to unpack the the daily lives, means of organization, and early efforts for Black liberation.
This panel is part of a larger program, which includes a performance by The American Slavery Project at 11:00 am. Learn more.Buy tickets/get more info now