Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Why New York? Slavery on Long Island

Feb 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $5.00

The stark reality, surprisingly underrecognized, is that Long Island was once a place of widespread slavery. Historian Prithi Kanakamedala, curator of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, Stephen Mrozowski, PhD, Director of the Fiske Center at UMass Boston and 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.

Offered in connection with the exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom.”

Details

Date:
Feb 4, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-new-york-slavery-on-long-island-tickets-19626816336

Venue

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Organizer

Brooklyn Historical Society
Phone:
(718) 222-4111
Email:
Website:
www.brooklynhistory.org