Participants will examine the legacy of forced displacement on Black communities in New York City, specifically focusing on the case of Seneca Village, and consider strategies for ensuring equitable development and community participation in the city’s future.
Intended for all ages
What do we know about Seneca Village?
Seneca Village: African Americans in early New York
Before Central Park there was Seneca Village | Secrets of the Dead | PBS
From Seneca Village to Brooklyn: A Conversation with Tomashi Jackson | Live from the Whitney
These resources are offered as a way to kick start your exploration of Seneca Village and are not exhaustive by any means.
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Mapping Communities: Black Enclaves in New York City from 1825 to 1950 is an interactive exploration of these two historic Black communities’ significant contributions to developing New York City’s cultural richness using narrative, timeline, videos, and curriculum. This project was made with love by Museum Hue, Allen Hillery and the DuBois Challenge, Syeda Tabassum, and Liam Elkins.
Museum Hue is the leading organization dedicated to advancing Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in the cultural field. We have over 400 institutional members, representing cultural and academic institutions across the United States.
Rev. Audrey Williamson of AME Zion Church
Ola Baldych, Director of Design and Exhibits of Poster House
The funding for this project was made possible by Humanities NY and the Ford Foundation.
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