On July 5 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a Fourth of July speech that became his most famous public oration.
Sixteen documents, including slave bills of sale, tell the cruel story of the enslaved lives that were listed in ledgers.
Rumors that enslaved Black New Yorkers were planning a revolt spread across Manhattan even more quickly than fires for which they were being blamed.
Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade brings together datasets from multiple sources in a single free website that anyone can use.
Thousands of free-born Black people in the North were kidnapped into slavery through networks that operated as a form of “Reverse Underground Railroad.”