Dive into the history and legacy of New York City’s first free Black communities. Uncovering NYC is a three-part web series produced in tandem with Secrets of the Dead’s The Woman in the Iron Coffin, which premiered October 3 on PBS. Stream the full episode.
Watch all three Uncovering NYC episodes below.
What was Queens like before the Civil War? Historians shed some light on Newtown’s history and a church at the center of Queens’ abolitionist movement.
Go on a tour of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses and learn more about one of Brooklyn’s oldest African American communities.
Before there was Central Park, Seneca Village stood as a thriving community for African American and immigrant families.
Special Thanks To:
Weeksville Heritage Center
The Central Park Conservancy
The New York Preservation Archive Project
The Seneca Village Project
Saint Mark AME Church
Corona-East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society (CEEHPS)
Elmhurst History and Cemeteries Preservation Society, INC.
Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala
Reverend Kimberly Detherage