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February 19, 2013

A slave name York (explorer)

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York (1770 – unknown) was an African American slave best known for his participation with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As William Clark's slave, he performed hard manual labor without pay, but participated as a full member of the expedition. Like many other expedition members, his ultimate fate is unclear. There is evidence that after the expedition's return, Clark had difficulty compelling York to resume his former status, and York may have later escaped or been freed, but nothin...

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July 20, 2012

Black History

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Our past helping form our future

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July 17, 2012

Untold Black History why the Olmecs are of Mande Origin: Mexican and African admixture

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July 17, 2012

African American GOLDEN LEGACY A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS.

 

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July 17, 2012

Alan Singer Social studies educator, Hofstra University GET UPDATES FROM Alan Singer Like 192 Wall Street Was a Slave Market Before It Was a Financial Center

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History of Wall Street is actually much older and darker. December 13, 2011 was the three hundredth anniversary of the law passed by the New York City Common Council that made Wall Street the city's official slave market for the sale and rental of enslaved Africans.

1711 Law Appointing a Place for the More Convenient Hiring of Slaves Source: Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York, vol. II, 458, December 13, 1711

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assis...

July 17, 2012

Slave Market

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Apparently the market was deemed to be necessary because when slave masters had little or no work for their slaves, they were sent out to roam around the streets looking for work to hire themselves out to do.  This haphazard arrangement made some of the white residents very nervous.  So they built a centralized place where people looking to hire workers could go.  After a time, the market was viewed as an eyesore and an obstruction of the views of the East River (“the agreeable prospect of...

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July 17, 2012

A map for the area where the Slave Market was

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A modern version of the map showing the slave market on the right.  Here, north is top, and east (and the East River) is on the right hand side of the map. 

            I did not know anything about this slave market before a few days ago, when a blog reader wrote a comment on my post about the African Burial Grounds at  http://geographer-at-large.blogspot.com/2011/01/african-burial-grounds-update-and.html   Despite my fairly extensive knowledge of New York City history, I was not aware...

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July 17, 2012

A plan for NYC Slave Market

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A plan of the city of New York.  Publisher: William Bradford.  Source: New York Public Library Digital Gallery.  The slave market structure is shown as a black square along the lower (East River) coastline of Manhattan, about mid-way between the drawings of the sailing ships.  It was situated at the top of the Wall Street slip, a canal like body of water that separated two quays (or "keys" as they are indicated on this map). North is on the right in this map, east is on the bottom.our family...

July 6, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Was Half Black Historians Reveal

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WASHINGTON DC - USA - The sixteenth president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln has been discovered to have had a black father according to historians and scientists working for the Institute of Historical Science which is linked to Harvard university.

Records dating to February 12, 1809 officially remark that Abraham Lincoln's parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, however, there has been a new discovery which has put a new slant on the issue of parentage.

Abraham Li...

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July 5, 2012

July 03, 2012 Is This the First American Flag with Stars and Stripes? Listen with webReader

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