It’s 1625.

Cresting across the Atlantic Ocean is a Portuguese slave ship headed to South America that is seized by Dutch West India pirates. Eleven men are removed from the ship and taken to Manahatta – an island of many hills and home to First Nations. These souls serve as “company slaves”, building some of the major public works of New Amsterdam that still exists today. Working together, they learn a new culture and strategize to gain freedom in a new world constantly in flux. Other Side of Wall Street is their remarkable untold story of discover, resilience, and dream. Now available this summer as a walking tour and graphic novel series.

 WALKING TOUR

Other Side of Wall Street (1609-1680)

Length: 1.5 hrs | Saturdays at 7:30pm | Meet up at Washington Square Park under the Arch at 5th Avenue

The first story in the trilogy starts in 1643 with the beginning of a small town known as Land of the Blacks right outside the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. By 1655, the Land of the Blacks was over twice the size of SoHo today and it continued to exist after the British took the island from the Dutch, making it the first free Black community in New York. This walking tour explains how this community started, how it functioned, and how it continued to exist into the 18th century. The creation of this overlooked Black town is the foundation to the Black Gotham Experience.

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GRAPHIC NOVEL

A limited quantity of Other Side of Wall Street Preview Edition copies are now available for order.