Brooklyn’s anti-slavery history uncovered

Some of Brooklyn’s unsung heroes are finally getting their due.

A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society pays homage to anti-slavery activists from the borough — both renowned and forgotten. The exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom,” opened at the Brooklyn Heights center just in time for its 150th anniversary celebration and is part of a public history project conducted with the Weeksville Heritage Center and the Irondale Ensemble Project.

Read about it on The Brooklyn Paper.

Photo © Stefano Giovannini.

Photo © Stefano Giovannini.

Free to explore: Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna at the opening of “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom” exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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