Lecture: Opening the Way - New Research and Other Items in New York's Black Colonial History

May 8, 2024

"Opening the Way - New Research and Other Items in New York's Black Colonial History"

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

7:00 PM | FREE online via WebEx

Over the last few years there have been significant advancements in the research and sharing of information on the early years of the establishment of slavery in New York. Along with that work, there has also been a growing wave of information long held within archaeology that is now finding its way into the larger narrative, bringing the presence of African cultural traditions forward as never before. Join NYS Parks Interpreter of African American History Lavada Nahon for a highlights tour of this work as we move towards 2027 and the commemorating of both the legal end of slavery and the arrival of the first men enslaved in New Netherland/New York.

Speaker Bio:

Lavada Nahon is the Interpreter of African American History for NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Bureau of Historic Sites. She is also a cultural and culinary historian focused on New Netherland/New York, 17th through 19th centuries enslaved and free Black history with 30 years public history experience.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.


This virtual program is free, but registration is required. Register at the link below.

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