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Irene is a great communicator, always accessible; follows up impeccably. I ran into a couple of problems with the... more
Brooklyn  Irene Stein

Irene Stein

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
Avvo rating 8.2
I was so scared of being scammed because I knew nothing about the process. I also felt so vulnerable because of my... more
Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 7.6
Excellent all around. You can tell these guys love what they do and they do it well. They build up a case in the best... more
Brooklyn  Arkady Frekhtman

Arkady Frekhtman

New York, NY Car / Auto Accident
Avvo rating 7.9
I had plans to travel overseas for a three week vacation with my wife. My Will written by another attorney, was old and... more
Brooklyn  Anthony James Minko

Anthony Minko

Brooklyn, NY Estate Planning
Avvo rating 8.5
Ms/Mrs Brown help me through my Custody battle with my son's father. When the case started I was assigned a Legal aid... more
Brooklyn  Mary Katherine Brown

Mary Brown

Brooklyn, NY Family
Avvo rating 9.8
Ilona is Excellent Lawyer I had 5 lawyers who spoiled my case and I was about to be deported. Ilona took me from Big... more
Brooklyn  Ilona Dzhamgarova

Ilona Dzhamgarova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.8
Creating a gay family has enough struggles - and until we found Brian, sperm donor contracts and all of the confusion... more
Brooklyn  Brian Keith Esser

Brian Esser

Brooklyn, NY Adoption
Avvo rating 10.0
Mr. Miller was very knowledgeable about my case and kept me informed throughout the entire proceeding. He was always... more
Brooklyn  Richard Andrew Miller

Richard Miller

Brooklyn, NY Child Abuse
Avvo rating 6.5

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Brooklyn is a bastion of strong historical figures and abolitionists from the 19th century.

The history of Brooklyn as a diverse city began in 1790 where about 1/3 of the people in Kings County (which later became known as Brooklyn) were black slaves. By 1827, many of the slaves were freed and a recession a decade later allowed the former slaves to buy land. While Brooklyn was built on sugar, cotton, and tobacco, all principally supported by the slave business, the city has grown past this sordid past.

An exhibition on Brooklyn Abolitionists exists in the city and brings light to the efforts of influential abolitionists of the past. Elizabeth Gloucester, for one, was a black abolitionist who invested in real estate in Brooklyn and died one of the wealthiest women in the US.