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Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend Round Up

This weekend is FULL of family-friendly events to help you celebrate Father’s Day. SAT JUNE, 17th & SUN, JUNE 18th 14th Annual Juneteenth presents Kaleidoscope of Black Culture “Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States of America…[The] Juneteenth Family Fun Day Festival gathers 20,000+ attendees local to the […]

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Brooklyn Heights History: Slavery and Abolition

The Heights was farms until the early nineteenth century, and the Dutch and British owners used slave labor there, as they did throughout Kings County.  This is indicated by the fact that of the county’s population of 4,500 in the first U.S. census of 1790, one-third, or 1,500, were slaves. Bondage ended in Brooklyn in 1825, two […]

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