Black History Fact Of The Day

Written By: Elsie Law - Oct• 26•15

Red, Black & Green Elsie Law Logo“For portions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, New York City housed the largest urban slave population in mainland North America, with more slaves than any other city on the continent. During those years, slaves composed more than one quarter of the labor force in the city and perhaps as much as one half of the workers in many of its outlying districts.” -From, “Slavery In New York”

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