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Fascinating, illuminating, infuriating lecture about a subject hitherto unknown to me - with an interesting subtopic on the part public transportation played in the development of New York. Essential.
I waited to hear the recording: My comment is: Once again Dr Bell has taught me that racism was rampant in all parts of the United States whether it was slave or Free states. This was a WONDERFUL lecture and I will listen to this one again!!
Thought stimulating conversation about the bravery and determination of black women in NY to have equal treatment as people using the transit system in the 1850s
History untold means we cannot develop a full understanding of our time.
Until Dr. Bell revealed the struggle to desegregate NYD's early streetcar system -- the largest and much-admired and emulated in the country -- as part of the overall story of slavery and its continual reverberations in the entirety of our county, I was largely unware and careless of the history of slavery in the North.
Bravo to Dr. Bell for his continuing and excellent work to uncover and then communicate to the public our shared history.
Only through a general understanding and wide knowledge of our own history can we, the People, properly pursue our continuing journey toward a more perfect union.