Sarah's Fire | Spring 2018
Sarah's Fire Part I :: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Length: 90 minutes | Thursdays
Sarah's Fire is set in the 18th century of British New York and shares a tale set on the southern tip of the island Manhattan 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 a culture of rebellion. Central to this story is an enslaved woman named Sarah, likely pregnant, who risked her life to fight for freedom. The fire that she weaponizes will reflect other rebellions taking place on West Indian sugar plantations and will culminate with the first armed Black rebellion in 1712.
Tours meet at 192 Front Street in Manhattan's Seaport District between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to the Broadway Tickets store. Please arrive by 7:15 pm so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street