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A map of Seneca Village fomerly located in today's Central Park in Manhattan, 1857.
[Public Domain]



Alexander, Leslie M. 2008. African Or American?: Black Identity And
Political Activism In New York City, 1784-1861
. Urbana:
University of Illinois Press.

Andrew Williams’ affidavit of petition

Before Park, Black Village; Students Look Into a Community's History
by Douglas Martin, New York Times April 07, 1995

Death of Seneca Village by Erica Pearson July 21, 2003

Excerpt from Central Park Condemnation Map, 1856

Homberger, Eric. 2002. New York City: A Cultural And Literary Companion.
Cities Of The Imagination
. Oxford: Signal Books.

Page from the 1855 New York State Census

Rosenzweig, Roy, and Elizabeth Blackmar. 1992. The Park and the People:
A History of Central Park
.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press.


Taylor, Dorceta E. 2009. The Environment And The People In American
Cities, 1600-1900s: Disorder, Inequality,
And Social Change
. Durham: Duke University Press.


Seneca Village

Seneca Village MAAP (Mapping the African America Past) [Videos]

Seneca Village Site

Seneca Village and the Making Of Central Park

Under Central Park, and Now on Radar by David W. Dunlap August 10, 2005

A Village Dies, A Park Is Born by Douglas Martin, New York Times,
January 31, 1997

The Seneca Village Website by Ellen Noonan



Seneca Village Videos

Seneca Village // History - [Min: 4:48]

Seneca Village Project // History of the Project - [Miin: 6:06]

Seneca Village Project // What's Next - [Min: 3:03]

Seneca Village Descendant Comments on NY Divided Exhibit - [Min: 2:32]








 

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