Tag: Draft Riots

Underground Railroad Church Once Located in Greenwich Village Led Abolitionist Cause

The Shiloh Presbyterian Church is one of many African American churches once found in Greenwich Village, when nearly all the city’s leading African American churches were located in this neighborhood. Like most of those churches, it played a leading role …

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February: GVSHP celebrates African-American History Month

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month, also called African-American History Month, in February. Some of our upcoming public programs will join in this celebration. On Thursday, February 4th, historian Joyce Gold will present a lecture and …

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On This Day: New York City Draft Riots

On July 13, 1863 began several days of violence in New York City known as the Draft Riots.  These civil disturbances rocked New York City and revealed a deep racial and class divide that existed in New York City in …

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