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Mr. Polizzotto is very professional and detail oriented. He explains legal matters in a way you can understand and... more
Brooklyn  Alfred Polizzotto III

Alfred Polizzotto

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.6
In October 2014 I spoke with Mr. Polizzotto concerning having my sister who had a criminal record removed as Coexecutor... more
Brooklyn  Alfred Polizzotto III

Alfred Polizzotto

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.6
Mr. Lafaurie is one of the few great lawyers left. He is straight forward and honest and has a level of integrity that... more
Brooklyn  Wilson A. LaFaurie

Wilson LaFaurie

Brooklyn, NY DUI / DWI
Avvo rating 10.0
Went in very nervous about bankruptcy. After the first meeting with David my questions where answered I was no longer... more
Brooklyn  David Ian Pankin

David Pankin

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Debt
Avvo rating 6.7
I've never seen a lawyer fight for a client like Mr. Dauman did for me. I had two cases where the cops executed a... more
Brooklyn  Chad Harris Dauman

Chad Dauman

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 5.7
I used Gary for a car accident I was in a few years ago and was so pleased I recently referred my sister to his office.... more
Brooklyn  Gary Paul Kauget

Gary Kauget

Brooklyn, NY Car / Auto Accident
Avvo rating 6.5
I was represented by Atty Sonnabend several years ago in a breach of contract matter against a large media company. I... more
Brooklyn  Jeffrey Sonnabend

Jeffrey Sonnabend

Brooklyn, NY Internet
Avvo rating 6.7
We absolutely would recommend this attorney to others, and have done so. We had been fighting for custody of my... more
Brooklyn  Nicole B Chafetz

Nicole Chafetz

Auburn, WA Child Custody
Avvo rating 8.1

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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.