Hidden history: Researcher, a PMHS alum, to report on slavery’s presence in Pelham in Thursday talk

Hidden history: Researcher, a PMHS alum, to report on slaverys presence in Pelham in Thursday talk

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community

Slavery in the North: Pelham’s Hidden Hometown History
May 19, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY 10464

Few people know that the second largest slave market in our country was in New York City. Even fewer know that half of the enslaved African women, men, and children sold on New York’s auction block were not sent to the South, they were sent north. Westchester’s economy was dependent on the labor of enslaved men, women, and children. We owe it to those who lived here then, those living here now, and those who will settle here in the future to recognize this neglected history.

Join Alice Radosh, PhD, Project Director: Pelham’s Hidden Hometown History, as she presents her research on the 150-year history of her hometown, Pelham NY, where enslaved people made up about 20% of the population. Using historical documents, it is now possible to name and, in many cases, provide detailed descriptions of some of the people who were enslaved in Pelham.

Bio: Alice Radosh, PhD

Project Director: Pelham’s Hidden Hometown History

After graduating Pelham Memorial High School, Dr. Radosh went on to obtain a doctorate in neuropsychology at the City University of New York. She served as Director of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Services, taught in the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College and New York University, and was a Senior Program Officer at the Academy for Educational Development in New York City.

Co-Sponsored by Bridges of Pelham and Progressive Women of Pelham.

Cost Bartow-Pell Members: Free; Not-Yet Members: $15. Advance registration is required.

Tickets: https://bartowpell.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/bartowpell/eventRegistration.jsp?event=2586&

About: The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, the last remaining 19th-century estate in the Pelham Bay Park, is a cultural resource and educational institution that serves the broader New York City community. The museum works to preserve and maintain the historic Greek Revival mansion and carriage house, as well as its collections and gardens, and to interpret the site’s history with innovative and dynamic programming for students, scholars, and community members of all ages.