‘In Pursuit of Freedom’ exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Society introduces local abolitionists

One out of every three people who lived

One out of every three people who lived in Brooklyn in the early 18th century was enslaved. (January 16, 2014 10:27 AM)

A new exhibit from the Brooklyn Historical Society is highlighting the borough's role in ending slavery.

"In Pursuit of Freedom" introduces visitors to local abolitionists, such as Benjamin and Peter Kroger, who lived in what is now DUMBO, and William and Willis Hodges, who lived in what is now Williamsburg.

The historical society says that one out of every three people who...

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