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A.R.T. March 2014 Programming Event: The Making of "Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom"

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


  • For all BHS staff members. Use registration code "BHS". Please present authorized staff I.D. at the registration desk in order to be granted free admission.
  • For A.R.T. members.
  • For non-members.

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The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce its March 2014 Programming Event, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Historical Society:

The Making of Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom

Image Credit: Brooklyn Historical Society

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program


Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please join us for a special talk on the creation of the major exhibition Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), a presentation of archival photographs, census records, newspapers, maps, and more exploring Brooklyn's anti-slavery movement.

From the Brooklyn Historical Society website:
This major, long-term exhibit explores the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement - ordinary residents, black and white - who shaped their neighborhoods, city and nation with a revolutionary vision of freedom and equality. The exhibit is part of the groundbreaking In Pursuit of Freedom public history project that features new research on Brooklyn's abolition movement in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project.

To learn more about the exhibition and partner project, please visit the In Pursuit of Freedom website.

This program will feature a talk and presentation by
key project staff for Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom, including Historian and Curator Prithi Kanakamedala and Archivist Larry Weimer, on the process of putting together this landmark exhibition, as well as how the allied yet differing priorities at play in the archivist-historian relationship were negotiated throughout this fruitful collaboration.  Following the talk, event attendees will have the opportunity to peruse this much-lauded exhibition, along with the beautiful results of BHS's recent renovations!

A.R.T. would like to thank the Brooklyn Historical Society, particularly the BHS Library and Archives, for graciously co-sponsoring this program.


A.R.T. Members: $5.00  

Non-Members: $10.00

Brooklyn Historical Society Staff: Free (Registration Code Required)

Online Registration Required Please register no later than midnight on Wednesday, March 26th.  Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this program.  (You DO NOT need to have or create a PayPal account to pay online).  If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment, please email programming@nycarchivists.org.

Please be advised that there are no refunds; your registration dollars go towards supporting future A.R.T. Programming Events.
Please note that in attending this event, you automatically grant your consent for the event to be photographed or video-recorded.

Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this ART Programming Event should be sent to programming@nycarchivists.org.

If you are a person with a disability and require special accommodations to attend this event, please notify programming@nycarchivists.org.  Special needs requests will be compiled for our host.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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