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Walking Tour: Sarah’s Fire | NYCxDESIGN Edition

May 17, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Black Gotham Experience walking tours use storytelling and design devices like character cards and projections to bring you into a reconstructed British New York. Through explorations of past and present architecture, participants will witness the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City. During this tour, we’ll explore what’s missing from the urban landscape of Lower Manhattan to uncover stories of rebellion, freedom, empire building and monuments.

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The tour is part of a larger night of mingling, design and discussion: BGX Nerdy Thursday: Design Night.

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Sarah’s Fire

Length: 90 minutes

Sarah’s Fire is set in the 18th century of British New York and shares a tale set on the southern tip of the island Manhattan that is home to the wealthy master class, merchants, pirates, sailors, indentures, prostitutes, free Black people, and enslaved Africans. This walking tour explains how the enslaved and free people of African descent worked together to subvert the system of slavery and define a culture of rebellion. Central to this story is an enslaved woman named Sarah, likely pregnant, who risked her life to fight for freedom. The fire that she weaponizes will reflect other rebellions taking place on West Indian sugar plantations and will culminate with the first armed Black rebellion in 1712.

Tours meet at the BGX Studio at 192 Front Street in Manhattan’s Seaport District between Fulton Street and John Street; right next to the Broadway Tickets store.

Train Access: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, or Z to Fulton Street


May 17, 2018
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Black Gotham Experience
192 Front Street
New York, NY 10038 United States
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