Caesar's Rebellion Part II | 10.21.17 | Private Walking Tour
Caesar's Rebellion Part One | 11am to 12:30pm | Arrive at 10:45am
Length: 1.5 hrs
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 judges, creating an insightful look into slavery, colonial law, class, and politics.
Tours meet at the BGX WORK / SPACE on 192 Front Street in the Seaport District between Fulton and John Streets, next to the TKTS store. Please arrive by 10:45 am so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street