NY, Westchester, Greenburgh and slavery---the 1619 project ---
Jessica Berman is a teacher at Ardsley High School. Last year, two of her AP United States History students put together their own research on slavery in New York, Westchester and Greenburgh. Our communities were not always progressive. Those who lived in the north also had slaves.
Ardsley High School students Alexander Batska and Eamon Dillon recently spoke at our Greenburgh Town Board meeting and highlighted their summaries --their 1619 project. Their presentation was fascinating.
And, Michael Lord, a member of the Board of Trustees of Historic Hudson Valley spoke after Alexander and Eamon on the same subject.
Alexander and Eamon's archival based work. https://slaverydividesnewyork.weebly.com/ can be accessed by clicking on to the link. If you click on the drop down menu on the top left of their site, you will see lots of details. If any resident has more info about the role slavery played in our communities please advise me or Jessica as we would like to continue this research. The NY Times Magazine has also been promoting the role slavery played in America as part of their 1619 project.