Private African American Heritage of Brooklyn
Tour Type: Private & In-person
Duration: 2.5 Hours
African American Heritage of Brooklyn
Home to iconic figures like Spike Lee, Jay Z, and Shirley Chisholm and boasting the largest black population in New York City, Brooklyn has long been one of the great centers of African-American culture in the United States. Learn about the forced migration of Africans, the institution of slavery in Brooklyn, the influence of African-Americans on the Revolutionary War, and the intricate Brooklyn hub of the Underground Railroad during a guided tour of this legendary borough. Discover the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and its role in the establishment of the black middle class during World War II. Finally, experience the Brooklyn Renaissance and the rise of African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans during the latter half of the 20th century.