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.


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