Tour and Learn the Tales of Abolitionists in Downtown Brooklyn

Bridge Street Church in 1923. Photo by P.L. Sperr via New York Public Library

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    It is easy to walk through a neighborhood without realizing the layers of history that are present.

    While Downtown Brooklyn is now a bustling commercial center, it was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, inhabited by activists who were fighting for a better future. They rallied, met and worked in the houses, schools and churches that once populated the neighborhood.

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    Morgan Munsey and Suzanne Spellen leading a MAS tour. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Learn more about the personal stories of some of these Brooklynites with “Black History in Brooklyn: Stories and Locations of Unsung Heroes,” a walking tour sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of New York. Brownstoner’s own Suzanne Spellen and architectural historian Morgan Munsey will be leading the walk and sharing their knowledge of Brooklyn’s past.

    The tour takes place on Saturday, February 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $20 for MAS members. For more information visit the MAS event page.

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