Brooklyn Abolitionists

Brooklyn Abolitionists at the Brooklyn Historical Society (now Center for Brooklyn History at Brooklyn Public Library) 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 was part of a larger public history project called In Pursuit of Freedom.

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Prithi served as Historian (2010-2013) and then Curator (2013-2014) for this public history project which included a K-12 curriculum guide, walking tours, exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Society, original theater production at Irondale Ensemble Project, and digital site.

Brooklyn Historical Society and
Exhibit from 2014 to 2019. Digital Site – ongoing

Reviews: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY-1, News 12 Brooklyn
InterviewsWNYC, W-ABC “Here and Now”, W-NBC News
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 DesignDr. Manisha Sinha now James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut (then Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) served as lead scholar.