‘A Bite from the Big Apple – A Story for New York’

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‘A Bite from the Big Apple – A Story for New York’ (A Perspective through Chronology)

 

1626 Dutch West Indies Company imports 11 Africans to New Amsterdam

1655 First Slave Auction held in New Amsterdam

1776 British promise freedom to Africans who leave their anti-British masters & American Independence is declared

1783   25% of the militia marching to Yorktown for the last battle engagements were Africans

1783 Treaty of Paris - 3000 African loyalists are relocated as promised to re-locate in Nova Scotia, Britain & other parts of the Empire

https://archives.novascotia.ca/africanns/

1785 New York Manumission Society is founded to give aid to Africans & ‘The African Free School’

https://www.nyhistory.org/web/africanfreeschool/history/manumission-society.html

1812 Africans fight in the War against Britain

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/the-coloured-corps-african-canadians-and-the-war-of-1812

1827 All slaves are declared free & African Americans parade through New York City

1870 Ratification of 15th Amendment gives African American Men the right to vote

 

Suggested Biographies

James McCune Smith

https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/campusdevelopment/jamesmccunesmithlearninghub/#

Deborah (& Harvey) Squash

http://blog.lrei.org/22rubywportfolio/2017/04/03/debora-squash-biography/

The Ethiopian Regiment (also known as Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment)

https://www.facebook.com/VisitChesapeake/videos/843543909530252/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6XNUP6RM4

 

Suggested Historical Source

The Book of Negroes & African Canadian Archives

https://archives.novascotia.ca/africanns/

Documents & Links about the New York Manumission Society

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-25-02-0236

https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15052coll5/id/30572/

https://www.nyhistory.org/web/africanfreeschool/history/manumission-society.html

 

Places of Historical Interest

Pieter Claesen Wykcoff House, Brooklyn NY

https://wyckoffmuseum.org/

African Free School

https://www.nyhistory.org/web/africanfreeschool/history/index.html

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