How Dutch Settlers Rationalized Slavery: Highlights From ‘The Other Side Of Wall Street’

Presentation example from "The Other Side of Wall Street" webinar with Black Gotham Experience
Presentation example from "The Other Side of Wall Street" webinar with Black Gotham Experience

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 

Early Landowners 

The Imprint Of Black Labor, Geographic Borders Of “Land Of The Blacks” 

Ware Elaborates On Land Ownership Once the British Took Manhattan

Visit the Black Gotham Experience’s website to join their community, and follow LMHQ’s Twitter or Instagram for future events in their ongoing series.

photo: Black Gotham Experience