BGX Walking Tour for Dr. Bernard-Carreno's Baruch College Class | 05.09.18 | Private Walking Tour
Black Gotham Experience Tour for BLS 3011 The Black Family | Baruch College
05.09.18 | 5:50-7:05pm
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 II (1712 – 1762)
Part Two of Caesar’s Rebellion picks up after the rebellion of 1712 when the political leaders of New York pass more laws to restrict Black movement. The port city of New York has shifting political and class divisions that shape the environment of the enslaved. Although stricter laws have been passed to limit Black life, the population of enslaved Africans continues to increase as does poor European indentures creating a large and loosely organized underclass. The result is another rebellion in 1741 known as “the Great Negro Plot”. Unlike most rebellions in the colonies or West Indies, the conspirators were tried in the New York Supreme Court which was documented in an extensive journal by one of the justices creating an insightful look into slavery, colonial law, class, and politics.
Starting point: BGX Studio at 192 Front Street between Fulton and John Streets in Manhattan's Seaport District
Ending point: Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street
BGX Nerdy Thursdays
Students are welcome to join us for BGX Nerdy Thursdays on May 10. It's our weekly mixer with cocktails (21+), culture and conversation. RSVP here!