Wall Street Journal Preview of Brooklyn Abolitionists

Brooklyn Abolitionists Revisited

Exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society Shows the Power of ‘Ordinary People’

Jan. 14, 2014 9:52 p.m. ET

While Henry Ward Beecher, Plymouth Church’s passionate first pastor, is famous for his anti-slavery preaching and involvement in the Underground Railroad, 19th-century Brooklyn was home to a vast network of abolitionists, black and white. A new exhibition aims to bring these lesser-known activists into the spotlight.

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom,” which opens Jan. 15 just a few blocks from Plymouth Church, marks early Brooklyn’s anti-slavery activity through archival material and interactive hands-on displays.

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