(Re)connecting Brooklyn’s History: Slavery and Abolition in Brooklyn

Open to: All Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: From 1783 to 1865, Brooklyn transformed from an agricultural slaveholding capital to the third largest city in the United States fueled by the business of slavery. Against this backdrop, the city’s anti-slavery activists and radical abolitionists led the struggle for racial and social justice. They created local, regional, and national networks of political solidarity to advance their anti-slavery agenda.

During this session, historian Prithi Kanakamedala will provide educators and students a glimpse of the long history of slavery and anti-slavery activism in Brooklyn and its connections to New York.
Key dates:  Thursday February 17th from 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration deadline: Thursday February 17th

Take action: Register here
For more information: crudoy@bklynlibrary.org