The Genius of Little Africa: Black Radical Thinkers, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists in the Village with Jamila Brathwaite

African Americans living in Greenwich Village during the 19th century were an enclave of free and self-emancipated people living, working, and thriving within the confines of an oppressive society. Learn of several little-known but not forgotten abolitionists, entrepreneurs, and radical thinkers whose efforts enhanced the lives of many, especially within the community known as Little Africa.

Jamila Brathwaite is a trustee of the African American Historical Society of Rockland County, the oldest organization in the area dedicated to the preservation of local African American history. She is an educator and curator that has worked for a number of years on projects that seek to uncover the hidden history of the people of the African Diaspora. Rockland historical connections led her to “Little Africa,” a Black community, which flourished during the 19th century in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Jamila’s latest project is an online museum highlighting locations of African American historical significance in Rockland County.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 pm

Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street