Slavery In the City

by Cassidy Martinez

When we think about slavery, our mind usually draws us directly to the American South, ripe with plantations and cotton fields. However, slavery was a facet of American life at every lattitude, including here in New York City. It is easy to forget, surrounded by bustling city life, that Manhattan was once a small town, built on slave labor. This augmented reality tour takes you around the island of Manhattan to various locations that intertwine with one of New York's most hidden histories. Click here to see a video. For instructions on how to access augments, click here.