Slavery has often been thought of as a Southern states institution. But the New York Historical Society is sheading new light on that theroy. For over 200 years NYC was a central area for Afican Slave trade. The $5 million exhibit “Slavery in New York,” will explore prevalence of slavery throughout the state. Through documents, paintings, video and sculpture in over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, the show focuses on just how vital slavery was to the building of the city and the state.
Visitors will also be able to leave person voice recordings stating their impressions of the exhibit. The New York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West.