Caesar's Rebellion Part I | 10.20.17 | Private Walking Tour
Caesar's Rebellion Part I | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Length: 1.5 hrs
The second story in the Black Gotham Experience trilogy starts in 1680 when the port city of New York is serving as the epicenter to 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.
Tours meet at BGX WORK / SPACE at 192 Front Street in Seaport District (next to TKTS and Imagination Playground). Please arrive by 1:45 pm so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street