The unveiling of a plaque commemorating the New York City Slave Market will take place this afternoon
Today, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), Deputy Leader and Chair of the Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will join the community for the unveiling ceremony of a historic marker to commemorate the New York City Slave Market at 1:00 PM on the corner of Water and Wall Street.
Last February, Council Member Williams introduced legislation with Majority Leader James Van Bramer to establish the landmark, but the Administration partnered with the Council Members to create it without force of law. In addition to the Administration, this ceremony has been made possible with help of the New York City Department of Parks, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, historians including Chris Cobb, Council Member Williams’ former Legislative and Budget Director K. Bain, human rights advocates and additional elected officials.
For more info regarding this historical event, email Council Member Williams’ Communication Director William Gerlich at email@example.com.