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NYC Acknowledges Slave Market

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 Photo via WNYC.ORG (Brad Horrigan/WNYC)

New York City has finally acknowledged that from 1711 to 1762, Wall Street was once the site of a slave market. On June 19th 2015 (Juneteenth) the city plans to place a 16-inch-by-24-inch metal marker one block from where the original market on the corner of Wall and Pearl Streets. For more information about the slave market visit http://maap.columbia.edu/place/22

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