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After Emancipation: Finding Black New Yorkers after 1827

June 20, 7pm8:30pm.

The enslavement of African and Native Americans ended less than two hundred years ago, in 1827. And the 1850 census was the first to list every member of a household individually. Since these dates are relatively close together, they help us see the patterns of Black settlement, Black migration, and Black resistance to the racism of U.S. history before, during, and after the Civil War. This presentation will discuss the ongoing research of Dr. Arenson, which has included students as well as descendants of those enslaved in New York, and sites from Seneca Village in Central Park to communities up the Hudson River and into Canada.



4881 Broadway Street
New York, United States