This one of a kind joyous Emancipation Day event commemorates the end of slavery in New York State and provides an alternative Independence Day, and another reason to celebrate in Brooklyn. *Emancipation Day/“5th of July”: Enslaved Africans were emancipated in New York on July 4th 1827. Because of threats of violence, African Americans in New York City celebrated this important holiday outdoors on July 5th instead. Emancipation Day Lecture 11am – rsvp on Facebook - limited seats Lecture…See More
Music by Ben Williams, Filmed and Edited by Todd Starr, Still photos by
David Todd McCarty. Special Thanks to Bennie Barnes Management, Karen Daniels, and Fillmore Arts Center.
Promotional video for Grammy award-winning bassist Ben Williams.…