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How Americas 'First Black Middle Class Village Was Destroyed to Make Way for Central Park: Community of African American


Offbeat  (tags: America, manhattan, Central Park, land, sad news )

Scooby
- 830 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An excavation of the site in Central Park was conducted in 2011 by the Seneca Village Project and the group hopes to find descendants of settlement Andrew Williams owned three blocks of land with a home valued at $4,000 ($113,000 in today's money



   

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fly bird (26)
Thursday March 9, 2017, 2:28 pm
I did not know this!

Thank you, for sharing, Scooby.
 

Kathleen M (208)
Thursday March 9, 2017, 2:31 pm
Grimly S&N. Thx for sharing Scooby. Central Park is a wonder, but the way in which it was built is utterly reprehensible!
 

Lenore K (0)
Saturday March 11, 2017, 4:18 pm
Native peoples lands and way of life, and their very own lives were destroyed to make way for white settlers, John A McDonald had a policy of starving native people to death for this.
 
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