Slavery Tour | Stop 8

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Stop 8A: Abolitionist Meeting House (118 Williams Street between Fulton and John)

Site of a boarding house operated by Asenath Hatch Nicholson, an ardent abolitionist. Starting in 1835, abolitionists met here to plan campaigns to end slavery.

 

Stop 8B: African Free School (William and Beekman Streets)

The first African Free School was established at 245 Williams Street in 1787 by the New York Manumission Society. Forty boys and girls.
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