About The Freedom Walk

 

DBNA is proud to sponsor our own Freedom Walk, which highlights Brooklyn  as the historic home of two of the nation’s greatest, most successful human rights campaigns: the Abolitionist Movement and the Underground Railroad – which culminated with the freedom of over four million enslaved African Americans

 

           Did you know that Downtown Brooklyn was a hotbed of Abolitionist activity in the 1800's?

 

           Did you know that Brooklyn's Old Bridge Street Church served as a stop on the Underground            Railroad and  hosted Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass?

 

           Did you know that Plymouth Church, pastored by Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, brother of                      Harriet Beecher  Stowe is the only known church in New York City attended by President                  Abraham Lincoln?

 

DBNA's Freedom Walk takes you on a historical journey through Brooklyn and beyond, tracing the sites, sounds, places and people who helped to shaped our borough, our city, our country, and our history.