Brooklyn Abolitionists re-examines the lives of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery activists – everyday residents, black and white – who transformed their community, city, and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is on display at Brooklyn Historical Society is part of a larger public history project called In Pursuit of Freedom.
Role: Historian (2010-2013) and Curator (2013-2014)
Project Components: K-12 curriculum guide, walking tours, exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Society, original theater production at Irondale Ensemble Project, digital site, publication
Site: Brooklyn Historical Society and pursuitoffreedom.org
Date: 2014 to 2019 (exhibit). Site ongoing
Reviews: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
Interviews: WNYC, W-ABC “Here and Now”
Public Programming: Post Civil War Brooklyn with Carla Peterson, University of Maryland-College Park, C-SPAN, January 2014
Collaboration: Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center, & Irondale Ensemble Project. Exhibit Design: Matter Practice Architecture, Pure+Applied, Potion Design. Dr. Manisha Sinha, Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst served as lead scholar.