New York and Slavery Lower Manhattan Walking Tour


Stop 8A: Abolitionist Meeting House (118 Williams Street between Fulton and John)

Site of a boarding house operated by Asenath Hatch Nicholson, an ardent abolitionist. Starting in 1835, abolitionists met here to plan campaigns to end slavery.

Stop 8B: African Free School (William and Beekman Streets)

The first African Free School was established at 245 Williams Street in 1787 by the New York Manumission Society. Forty boys and girls.