The Other Side of Wall Street
150 Broadway, 20th Floor
646-779-9616 Price: Free
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Join LMHQ, the Alliance for Downtown New York, and Black Gotham Experience to learn about the Other Side of Wall Street.
The Other Side of Wall Street starts in 1643 with the beginning of a small town known as Land of the Blacks in the Dutch colony of New Netherland. By 1655, the Land of the Blacks was over twice the size of SoHo today and it continued to exist after the English took the island from the Dutch, making it the first free Black community in New York. In this webinar, Black Gotham Experience artist/historian Kamau Ware will explain how this community started and how it continued to exist into the 18th century.
This event is the first in a series of collaborative events hosted by the Alliance for Downtown New York and LMHQ. Since 1995, the Alliance for Downtown New York has been working to enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan by providing workers, residents, and visitors with a clean, safe, and dynamic neighborhood.
That’s why in 2015 the Downtown Alliance opened LMHQ. At the center of inspiration and action, with 800+ creative companies flocking below Chambers Street, the oldest neighborhood is being completely redefined. Lower Manhattan is a natural location for LMHQ – serving as the central meeting place for this dynamic community to come together to collaborate, meet, brainstorm, and learn new skills.
Black Gotham Experience
Established in 2010 by artist/historian Kamau Ware, Black Gotham Experience creates media at the intersection of scholarship and aesthetics that illustrates the impact of the African Diaspora missing from collective consciousness as well as the public square. We reimagine the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories explored through interactive walks, talks, events, and art. The heart of these experiences are five core stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through three centuries: Other Side of Wall Street, Sarah’s Fire, Caesar’s Rebellion, Citizen Hope, and State of Mirrors.