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Seneca Village~ NYC Black Community~ Now Central Park

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The Gist of Freedom

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Herbert Seignoret, Associate Director of the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History, will speak about Seneca Village, an African-American community in the 1800s located in Central Park. 
Described as the "largest and wealthiest community of coloured people in this city, perhaps in this country." Within a few years the community developed into a stable settlement of over 250 working class people with African Americans owning more than half the households in the village. Two African Methodist churches were constructed in the village. 

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