Thanks to determined advocacy and truth-telling, the United States has finally begun to reckon with the role of monuments promoting or enacting racial hierarchy — especially those erected in honor of the Confederate cause.
Peter Lefferts and his family, who oversaw the construction of the structure on a 240-acre farm around 1783, owned a significant portion of what we now call central Brooklyn and were one of the largest slaveholding clans in Kings County, breadbasket to New York City. (ShutterStock) Thanks to determined […]
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