Free audio tour on Brooklyn’s abolitionist history

June 11, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A NEW SELF-GUIDED audio tour of Brooklyn’s abolitionist landmarks was launched this month by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission ahead of Juneteenth, reports Time Out New York. Created by the Black Gotham Experience and hosted by Kamau Ware and Isa Reyes, the “More Than a Brook” tour covers the century between 1820 and 1920. The three-hour, 4.5-mile walking experience offers a look at the significance of the borough’s historic neighborhoods in the battle against slavery: “Largely due to the waterfront location and large free Black community in the 19th century, Brooklyn’s connected neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry, Downtown Brooklyn, and Fort Greene contain an incredibly rich and walkable concentration of important designated sites associated with abolitionist history and the Underground Railroad.”

The audio tour is free and available online through the LPC’s city website; the tour and a map of locations can be downloaded to smartphones and other mobile devices.


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