Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Around The Bend From Doyer's Bend

The common described above was near where Foley Square is now. The scene above may be picturing the executions of 1741. From my ny slavery tour google map
1741 Execution of Enslaved Africans (Foley Square). The site where enslaved Africans, free Blacks and White supporters accused of plotting the 1741 Slave Conspiracy were executed. White New Yorkers, afraid of another slave revolt, responded to rumors and unexplained fires with the arrest of 146 enslaved Africans, the execution of 35 Blacks and four Whites, and the transport to other colonies of 70 enslaved people. Historians continue to doubt whether a slave conspiracy ever existed.

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