Examination Days: The New York African Free School Collection

Nov 2006 | New-York Historical Society

In 1787, at a time when slavery was crucial to the prosperity and expansion of New York, the New York African Free School was created by the New York Manumission Society, a group dedicated to advocating for African Americans. This site showcases selections from the collection that help tell the story of the school and of African American New York in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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