BGX Caesar's Rebellion Part I for The Howard Hughes Corporation | 2.26.18 | Private Walking Tour
Black Gotham Experience Tour for The Howard Hughes Corporation: Caesar's Rebellion Part I | 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Length: 1.5 hrs
Howard Hughes Corporation employees, are you ready to be transported back to the 17th and 18th centuries with Black Gotham Experience? In celebration of Black History Month, BGX is hosting this special storytelling experience. Be sure to come prepared with your imagination, empathy and lots of questions.
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 in the Seaport District.