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 pursuitoffreedom.org
Exhibit from 2014 to 2019. Digital Site – ongoing
Reviews: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY-1, News 12 Brooklyn
Interviews: WNYC, 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 Design. Dr. 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.