Monuments For Black Abolitionists in Brooklyn!
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Urban Assembly Institute for Young Women of Math and Science senior class is trying to get recognition of African American abolitionists in our community around Brooklyn Heights. At the moment there is a monument for Henry Ward Beecher, but nothing for the strong Black Abolitionists who fought for the freedom of enslaved people. WE WANT TO MAKE A MONUMENT OR PLAQUE FOR THE BLACK ACTIVISTS WHO HELPED TO FREE ENSLAVED PEOPLES.
Among the abolitionists we want to celebrate are Elizabeth Gloucester, a Black abolitionist who was a businesswomen who died being one of the richest Black women in the world. She owned various of businesses and properties in Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan. She also hosted many galas and donor events for anti-slavery event and was as supporter of the Underground Railroad and John Brown's mission at Harper's Ferry.
Many of the younger generations do not know about these brave abolitionists and what they have done for our community. They have gotten used not seeing Black people celebrated for their accomplishments and learning about the emancipation enslaved people as a project of white people, without Black help. We want them to feel empowered and not doubt themselves based on their skin.
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