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Before Ellis Island There Was Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton was initially intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, over the years the fort transformed into an entertainment center, an aquarium and New York State’s first immigrant processing station from 1855 through 1890. To find more out about Castle Clinton visit http://thebattery.org

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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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