Caesar's Rebellion Part II | Pre-Fall 2017 Preview Tour
Caesar's Rebellion Part II :: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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 192 Front Street in Manhattan’s Seaport District between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to the Broadway TKTS store. Please arrive by 7:45 pm so we can begin promptly. There will be a private event taking place at our WORK / SPACE simultaneously, so please let our team at the door know that you are here for the tour and be ready to present your email confirmation.
Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street