Length: 1 1/2 hour
TOURS RESUME IN JUNE
Resumes in June
National Park Service Rangers take you on a tour of Lower Manhattan to explore the oft overlooked history of enslaved and free Africans in early New York. Along the way you'll hear about the first Africans who built the New Amsterdam colony, the violent revolts against oppressive British-rule and the struggle for freedom during the Revolutionary War and later on the under-ground railroad.
Led on a group headset system, this 90-minute walking tour through Lower Manhattan features audio clips from noted authors and historians including Mike Wallace, author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 and Christopher Moore, historian, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.