Seneca Village: the lost history of African Americans in New York

A thriving community of African Americans and Irish immigrants

A conversation between Dr. Diana Wall and Dr. Steven Zucker in Central Park about Seneca Village. If you are a descendant of a Seneca Village resident, or know someone who is, please contact the Seneca Village Project at: diana.diz.wall[at] A Smarthistory ARCHES video

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Seneca Village Project (Columbia University)

Seneca Village Site (Central Park Conservancy)

Diana diZerega Wall, Nan A. Rothschild and Cynthia Copeland, “Living in Cities Revisited: Trends in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Urban Archaeology,”  Historical Archaeology, vol. 42, no. 1,  (2008), pp. 97-107,

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