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Lecture: “Doing the Work: How Including the Enslaved Expands our Understanding of Colonial New York”

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 07:00 PM

Historians have identified at least 115 named individuals enslaved by the Philipse family at their properties in Manhattan and Westchester. Additional references to unnamed individuals increase the total to over 125. The enslaved communities living at the Philipse properties were large and diverse. With residences in Manhattan, Yonkers, and Sleepy Hollow, warehouses in all three locations, gristmills, sawmills, farmland, livestock, and sailing vessels, a large and skilled enslaved workforce was essential. Lavada Nahon is the lead Interpreter of African American History for the Bureau of Historic Sites, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. She served as project lead for the new "Our Whole History" exhibit at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. In-person tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets include general admission to the museum. Virtual attendance via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register at www.philipsemanorhall.com/programs-and-events.

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