BGX Walking Tour for Bronx Community College | 04.04.18 and 04.28.18| Private Walking Tour
Black Gotham Experience Tour for Bronx Community College
Caesar's Rebellion Part I | April 4 | 2-3:30pm
Other Side of Wall Street | April 28 | 11am-12:30pm
Are you ready to be transported back to the 17th and 18th centuries with Black Gotham Experience? Be sure to come prepared with your imagination, empathy and lots of questions.
Caesar's Rebellion Part I
The second story in the Black Gotham Experience trilogy starts in 1680 when the port city of New York is serving as the epicenter of the British Transatlantic Slave Trade. Part One of this story is set on an island that is home to the wealthy master class, merchants, pirates, sailors, indentures, prostitutes, free Black people, and enslaved Africans. This walking tour explains how the enslaved and free people of African descent worked together to subvert the system of slavery and define rebellion. Central to this story are several enslaved men by the name of Caesar being brought to the port city of New York from the sugar plantations of the West Indies culminating with the first armed Black rebellion in 1712.
Tour meets at the BGX Studio at 192 Front Street (Manhattan) in the Seaport District.
Other Side of Wall Street (1609-1680)
The first story in the trilogy starts in 1643 with the beginning of a small town known as Land of the Blacks right outside the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. By 1655, the Land of the Blacks was over twice the size of SoHo today and it continued to exist after the British took the island from the Dutch, making it the first free Black community in New York. This walking tour explains how this community started, how it functioned, and how it continued to exist into the 18th century. The creation of this overlooked Black town is the foundation to the Black Gotham Experience.