Little Africa in the South Village:
A lecture and slideshow with historian Joyce Gold
The South Village was once home to a significant population of African-Americans, known as “Little Africa,” along Minetta Street and Minetta Lane, Sullivan, Thompson, Carmine, and Grove Streets, from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century. Newly emancipated slaves from the South joined an already-established community of blacks who had become free when New York State abolished slavery in 1827.
Joyce Gold teaches Manhattan history at New York University. She is the author of From Windmills to the World Trade Center: A Walking Guide through Lower Manhattan History and From Trout Stream to Bohemia: A Walking Guide to Greenwich Village History.
- Thursday, February 4, 2016
- 6:30 pm
Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street,
between Hudson Street and 7th Avenue South