Black Historic Sites in Conversation: The Abolitionist Heritage Center
The street known as Abolitionist Place, which lies amid highrise buildings and commercial towers in Downtown Brooklyn, was once a hotbed of abolitionist and women's suffrage activity. We'll connect the dots between the 1860s Abolitionist movement and the 1890s Women's Suffrage movement while telling the story of the woman who in 2003, began to mobilize a community to fight for the preservation of 227 Duffield Street. Landmarking the home that once belonged to Thomas & Harriet Lee Truesdale in 2021 was another starting point for developing the historic home into the Abolitionist Heritage Center that Mama Joy dreamed of. Will NYC completely erase Black history from Downtown Brooklyn?
Date & Time
March 23, 2023
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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