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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, FEB. 2020

The achievements and contributions of African Americans are celebrated. Their roles in U.S. history is also recognized.

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee has put together this guide on select activities and events in NYC.

 African Burial Ground: African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York.

Alvin Ailey: For a limited time, Ailey is thrilled to share videos of the Company performing on stage.

Brooklyn and the Underground Railroad: The Underground Railroad was a network of sanctuaries for women and men escaping enslavement in the South to seek freedom in the North.

Brooklyn Library: Brooklyn library will be hosting a series events celebrating Black History

Seneca Village: Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African American property owners living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Learn about the lives of Seneca Village's residents in the 1800s and the community's place in pre-Central Park.

Slavery in Brooklyn: The Lefferts Family Papers at Brooklyn Historical Society- Few sources exist on the personal details or experiences of Brooklyn’s enslaved population, especially before the American Revolution. But the dozens of bills of sale and indentures in the Lefferts family papers provide the names, ages, and other information about the enslaved men and women that helped build Brooklyn.

Smithsonian Heritage and History: Join the Smithsonian for online performances, lectures, and family activities that celebrate our nation's rich cultural heritage and history.