Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn
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We were visiting Brooklyn for a concert and decided to walk around for the afternoon. After being rained on for too long we happened upon the Brooklyn Historical Society and decided to check it out to... read more »
The Brooklyn Historical Society's "In Pursuit of Freedom" exhibit takes a retrospective and introspective look at black lives starting from the end of the American Revolution in 1783, through the Civi... read more »
Brooklyn Historical Society er placeret i en helt unik og smuk bygning i Brooklyn. Det er et bibliotek og museum. Har man været i NYC et par gange før, er det her bestemt et besøg værd.Brooklyn Historical Society is located in a truly unique and beautiful building in Brooklyn. It is a library and museum. Have you been in NYC a few times before, is it here well worth a visit.show original
A wonderful little museum type space. Came here for a theme night Thursday with free admission. Make sure to get a tour cause the story of how an exhibit was made is just as interesting as the exhibit itself!
Such a hidden treasure. The Brooklyn historical society does an amazing job with the space that they have to work with. Will definitely return. Must see: the library
The Brooklyn Historical Society's "In Pursuit of Freedom" exhibit takes a retrospective and introspective look at black lives starting from the end of the American Revolution in 1783, through the Civil War in 1861 and Reconstruction era. The exhibit plots how Brooklyn transformed from a small agricultural town, to a mecca for business, which heavily relied on the labor of enslaved black people, while simultaneously eradicating their basic human rights, and preventing blacks from obtaining a proper education, housing, employment, and voting privileges. The theme of the exhibit focuses on the Brooklyn abolitionist movement, and centers around the lives of the first influential yet less prominent fore runners of said movement which included but were not limited to William J Wilson, Frederick Douglass, Maritcha Lyons and William and Willis Hodges, who demanded both political and legal equality for all African Americans, as well as cultural diversity. Part of the exhibit explores how one group of people were systematically "kept down" because they did not own property, and therefore could not vote, or even avoid being drafted for a war in a country that did not even consider them fully human. Yet several awe inspiring people broke barriers, and refused to be classified by these terms, laying the ground work for future generations.
Great place to find out about Brooklyn's history!
awesome place, just wish the railings were higher
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