Groote Manuelle, Former Slave Who Owned Manhattan’s Modern Day Greenwich Village (Video)

2 Posted by - June 29, 2018 - LATEST POSTS, Video Gallery

Groote Manuell was a former slave brought to New Amsterdam (which many years later would become New York City) by Dutch settlers.  He and a number of other slaves were given their freedom as well as land in the colony that would one day become New York City.

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