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A History of Salvery New York City: A Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

715 A History of Salvery New York City: A Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

New York City had the second highest concentration of slaves in the United States during the nineteenth century.  This walking tour will visit the location of Fort Amsterdam, Fraunces Tavern, the Wall Street Slave Market, the Downing’s Oyster House, Trinity Church Wall Street, John Street Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Church, and the African Burial Ground.  The history of slavery in New York City and the Christian response to it will be highlighted on this tour.

 

The group will meet at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan no later than 9:45 a.m.  Prepare to walk 4 miles in the course of the day, dress appropriately (hats and umbrellas in case of rain), bring a lunch or we will eat at one of the eateries in Lower Manhattan.

 

October 12; 9:45 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m.

Please register by Friday, October 4.

 

Those attending this tour should meet at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan by 9:45 a.m. We will not be able to wait for anyone beyond 10 a.m. Take the 4 or 5 subway, get off at the Bowling Green station. We will meet on the front steps of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House (National Museum of the American Indian and Federal Bankruptcy Court), at 1 Bowling Green, between State Street/Broadway and Whitehall Street. The steps are opposite Bowling Green Park.