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Slavery in the Bronx

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 pm5:30 pm
RSS - 2600 Netherland Avenue, Bronx NY 10463
Slavery in the Bronx

Dr. Adam Arenson will present findings from his recent classes on Slavery in the Bronx, investigating the unmarked burial grounds of enslaved people in Van Cortlandt Park and Hunts Point. He will discuss the mix of historical research, archaeology, geographic analysis, and genealogical research that has been used to find and document the history of slavery in the Bronx, and the ways in which our landscape is still marked by the era of slavery. He will also discuss how his class has found living descendants of those African and Native American people enslaved in the Bronx.

Adam Arenson is an associate professor of history and the Director of the Urban Studies Program at Manhattan College and author of two award-winning books.

This is a free event. No tickets are needed.