Wall Street signage about Atlantic Slave Trade in NYC

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Emil Scheller
9 years ago
It is very important that we become aware of our history. There is far too much ignorance about this aspect. Without a whole picture what we know is much diminished.

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Pearl Duncan
9 years ago
Author, researcher and genealogist who has written about Wall Street, the slave market and Lower Manhattan. I am completing a book about the 18th-century merchant cargo ship discovered in the foundations of the World Trade Center. When I researched the ship, I discovered lost stories about New York's colonial history. I have written about the slave market on NearSay.com. Recognition of the site at Wall and Pearl and Water Streets is long overdue. We have ancestors who passed through that site.

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cheryl alu
9 years ago
the more things change the more they remain the same. Real freedom is participation in power and all the power still rests with the one percent

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Mae Yanowitz
9 years ago
It is important that we acknowledge our past so that we know who we've been and can choose where we wish to go.

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Justin Williams
9 years ago
We, the people, must continue to require (if not shame) the power elite into making our Union ever more perfect by ending the denials and omissions to our collective history. The Jewish Holocaust never occurred in America, yet this sad event has been memorialized all over America, as if part of our history.

Two vicious holocausts, centuries longer than the approximately 15 year mass extermination of Jewish brothers and sisters, happened in these United States (to African & Native people). Neither get similar press. Until this changes, our Union shall remain as imperfect as it is.

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Kerry Schaefer
9 years ago
Myths about slavery must be dispelled. It was not an institution exclusive to southern plantations, Without full understanding of how NYC was created and developed, how can the future be appropriately shaped? Mayor Bloomberg should be ashamed this is an arguable issue.

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Isaiah Paige
9 years ago
To give the kidnapped and stolen African Slaves there proper due

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Govindan Nair
9 years ago
To remind us all of the long -- and continuing -- journey to secure dignity and opportunity for all, and to thus realize what truly makes us human

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Michael Iadarola
9 years ago
Duh.

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Kim Kaufman
9 years ago
This is an important part of the history of our countrry. People should be aware of how we got where we are now. Occupy history. Tell the truth about it.