African-American life in old New York

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The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson on the history of African-Americans in New York City from 1637-1865. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 12 p.m., May 17 at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road.

Dr. Wilson is the author of “New York City’s African Slave Owners: A Social and Material Culture History” (1994). She served as the founding director of the Office of Public Education and Interpretation for the African Burial Ground National Monument located in lower Manhattan from 1993-2005.

Dr. Wilson lectures and writes on the subjects of the African presence in colonial and early New York, and the enslaved African presence in the north.

All “Speakers” events are free and open to the general public. Each year, hundreds of cultural organizations and community groups take advantage of this program, which offers the very best in humanities scholarship to thousands of citizends in every corner of New York State.

This event is made possible through Speakers in the Humanities, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities.

For more, call 718-629-5400 or go to

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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