When: Sat., Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. 2020
According to Dr. AJ Williams-Myers, retired professor of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz, “the two biggest slave markets in the country before the American Revolution were in New York City and Albany.” By 1790, the first federal census counted more than 21,000 enslaved New Yorkers, nearly as many as documented in Georgia. “New York was not a society with slaves, it was a slave society." The program will include a presentation and discussion about enslaved Africans and Africans-Americans in the Hudson Valley. This program is presented as part of our Real History Series. The event is free.