A Black Perspective On The History of New York, New York

Thanks to BB for this link.

Around 1825 land between 83rd and 88th streets and Seventh and Eighth avenues were up for sale. The first buyer was a 25-year-old Afrikan man, Andrew Williams, who purchased three lots for $125. Nearly half the land was bought by Afrikan families—one William Matthews owned almost five acres! This area turned into Seneca Village. This area was the future site of todayz Central Park.

Out of pure jealousy, the area became known as ‘Nigger Village’, but what was key was they were about property ownership. See, in order to vote, New York law required Afrikanz who wanted to vote had to own land. Afrikanz in Seneca Village housed the area where most Afrikan property owners in New York City. They built their own schools an churches and was an all Afrikan community until irish immigrants forced themselves in, eventually making up to 30% of Seneca Village by 1855 (this is nothing new Afrikanz, we see this today all around the country with whitefolk moving in to urban areas. Take a look at Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, or Harlem).

In 1852, city council decided to take over the area to build Central Park. By then, the area was pretty much a wasteland where over 5000 irish and german immigrants lived in huts and ate garbage” (The Park and the People: A History of Central Park, Rosenzweig and Blackmar).

On July 28, 2011, Columbia University archaeologist, Nan Rothschild (who’s more than likely the blood lineage of Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his Rhodes/Rothschild Secret Society) found remainz of a 19th-century village beneath Central Park not far from where William G. Wilson—a free Afrikan—used to live more than 200 yearz ago.



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