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The stark reality, surprisingly underrecognized, is that Long Island was once a place of widespread slavery. Historian Prithi Kanakamedala, curator of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, Stephen Mrozowski, PhD, Director of the Fiske Center at UMass Boston and member of the board of Sylvester Manor, and Professor Lynda Day of Brooklyn College illuminate this history in a discussion of the role of slavery in the development of Long Island. Moderated by Jennifer Anderson of Stony Brook University.


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Educational Farm board member Dr. Stephen Mrozowski, director of UMass Boston's Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research.