The Hidden Village Under Central Park (REBROADCAST of Episode 2)
I’m taking a few weeks off from the podcast, and since it’s Black History Month, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the stories that I’ve done that honor the contributions and legacies of Black Americans. This week I’m going ALL the way back to the second episode of Tell Me What to Google. here’s “The Hidden Village Under Central Park”, originally broadcast on September 14 of 2020.
Seneca Village was one of our nation’s first, free middle-class black communities. Its memory was nearly lost to history. In this podcast, we explore what happened to Seneca Village and speak with Nan Rothschild, Former Director of Museum Studies at Columbia University and a Research Professor at Barnard College, who has been studying Seneca Village since the mid 1990s.