Did You Know NYC's Central Park Was The Site of Seneca Village, Founded By Free Africans In 1825?

Did You Know NYC's Central Park Was The Site of Seneca Village, Founded By Free Africans In 1825?

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When you visit Central Park in New York City, in the borough of Manhattan, the landscape at the intersection of 82nd and 89th Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenue, looks like the rest of the park, but from 1825 to 1857, it was the location of a settlement of a small village of free Africans. Image: illustrated map showing the former location of Seneca Village (Egbert Viele, ca. 1857). For more Black History, visit www.blackhistoryheroes.com. Follow us on Twitter @historyheroes.

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