The Peter Crippen House, a site of significance to the Town of Huntington’s African American history, was the subject of a recent archaeological study.
Repairing National Register Nominations
After years of important discussions and calls for change, many of us are ready to make the National Register more inclusive and equitable. But how?
Independence Day 1843 at Cold Spring Harbor’s Old Methodist Church
Rediscover a fascinating story about the travels of Sojourner Truth on Long Island.
Burr vs. Hamilton: A Courtroom Duel over Lloyd’s Neck
Long before Burr and Hamilton faced off at Weehawken on July 11, 1804, they dueled each other from opposite sides of the courtroom, including a case involving Joseph Lloyd Manor.
Writing Revolution: Jupiter Hammon’s Address to Phillis Wheatley
Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley were the only two enslaved writers in North America to publish works during the 18th century. Their poetry and prose reflected their deep Christian faiths and contributed to larger discussions about liberty and slavery on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jupiter Hammon and New York’s Long Struggle for Freedom
The practice of chattel slavery in New York has a long history. Rather than ending enslavement outright, New York enacted a series of gradual emancipation laws that created slow and often complicated paths towards freedom.