The Lost Story of New York’s Most Powerful Black Woman
February 16, 2024 7:54 AM   Subscribe


What a read - I feel like I’ve taken the historical equivalent of a brisk walk on a crisp autumn day. Thank you!
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 11:32 AM on February 16 [1 favorite]

One of her first purchases brought her a modest but strategically placed lot in Seneca Village, the uptown settlement established in 1825 by African Americans who were fleeing racial terrorism in Lower Manhattan.

Ouch, purchased a chunk of Seneca Village before it was razed to create Central Park. Razed to resettled a swathe of non-white residents, NYT ... damn.
posted by k3ninho at 12:04 PM on February 16

The article goes on to discuss that, actually.
posted by praemunire at 12:25 PM on February 16

What a compelling person and story! Thank you for sharing.
posted by *s at 12:29 PM on February 16

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