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Mapping the American Past (MAAP) illustrates places and moments that have shaped the long history of African Americans in New York City.

Mapping the African American Past (MAAP‪)‬ Columbia University

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Mapping the American Past (MAAP) illustrates places and moments that have shaped the long history of African Americans in New York City.

    Abolitionist Place - description

    Abolitionist Place - description

    Willoughby and Duffield Streets


    In September of 2007, Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn got a new name.

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - description

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - description

    132 West 138th Street


    Known for its charismatic leadership and community outreach, the Abyssinian Baptist Church was formed in 1808 by a group of African Americans and Ethiopians who refused to accept the segregated seating in the First Baptist Church of New York City.

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - Kenneth Jackson commentary

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - Kenneth Jackson commentary

    Kenneth Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University, on the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - Robert O'Meally commentary

    Abyssinian Baptist Church - Robert O'Meally commentary

    Robert O'Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University, on the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

    African Burial Ground - description

    African Burial Ground - description

    290 Broadway


    The African Burial Ground is a federally designated historic landmark and archaeological site that was used as a cemetery by free and enslaved people of African descent during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

    African Burial Ground - Kenneth Jackson commentary

    African Burial Ground - Kenneth Jackson commentary

    Kenneth Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University, discusses the African Burial Ground.

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