Uncovering NYC: New York City’s First Free Black Communities – Seneca Village

A closer look at the history and legacy of Seneca Village, Manhattan.

To learn more about Seneca Village and the rich cultural history of New York City, visit the Seneca Village Project, the New York Preservation Archive Project, and the Central Park Conservancy.

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Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin Premiered Wednesday, October 3 on PBS, and is now streaming via pbs.org/secrets and PBS apps.


Executive Producer: Stephanie Carter
Producer/Director: Jacqueline Medina
Producer: Ben Phelps
Producer: Hanna Rioseco
Editing and Cinematography: Chelsea Rugg
Camera and Sound: Daniel Rivera
Re-recording Mixer: Josh Broome
Graphics: Kyle Sweet

Special thanks to:

The Central Park Conservancy
The New York Preservation Archive Project
The Seneca Village Project
Cynthia Copeland
Marie Warsh
Simone Silverbush
Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala

Image Credits:

The Central Park Conservancy
The New York Preservation Archive Project
The Seneca Village Project
New York City Municipal Archives
New York Public Library
Library of Congress
Impossible Factual

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