Caesar's Rebellion Part II | Fall 2017*
Caesar's Rebellion Part II :: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Length: 90 minutes
Part Two of Caesar’s Rebellion picks up after the rebellion of 1712. The port city of New York has shifting political divisions that shape the environment of all classes, free and enslaved. Stricter laws have been passed to limit Black life in the aftermath of the 1712 rebellion but the population of enslaved Africans continues to increase as does the working poor from England and Ireland, creating a large and loosely organized underclass. The result is another attempt at rebellion in 1741 known as "The New York Conspiracy" or “the Great Negro Plot”. Unlike most rebellions in the colonies or West Indies, the conspirators were tried in the New York Supreme Court over an extensive period and also documented in a journal by one of the justices creating an insightful look into slavery, colonial law, class, and politics.
Tours meet at the Museum of the American Indian at One Bowling Green New York, NY 10004. Please arrive by 7:15 pm so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. J or Z to Broad Street. 2 or 3 to Wall Street. R to Whitehall. 1 to South Ferry.