This month marked the first webinar, co-hosted by the Downtown Alliance and LMHQ, to highlight Lower Manhattan’s history and potential future. Kicking off our programming was historian and Black Gotham Experience founder Kamau Ware, who outlined the complex and nuanced history of early Black residents and landowners in “The Other Side of Wall Street.”
The following are video highlights from the event that amplified an overlooked, yet important piece of Manhattan and early American history.
Ware’s Introduction, Brief Overview
New Amsterdam Dutch Settlers’ Moral Dilemma
The Imprint Of Black Labor, Geographic Borders Of “Land Of The Blacks”
Ware Elaborates On Land Ownership Once the British Took Manhattan
photo: Black Gotham Experience