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Brooklyn  Todd Andrew Spodek

Todd Spodek

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 8.3
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Brooklyn  Ernest DuBose

Ernest DuBose

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 7.0
Very thorough job on my truck accident lawsuit. This lawyer hired the best experts, prepared nonstop, and... more
Brooklyn  Arkady Frekhtman

Arkady Frekhtman

New York, NY Car / Auto Accident
Avvo rating 7.9
They did exactly what they said they would do. In April 2011 they halted the foreclosure process on my... more
Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.4
Nicholas (Nick Wooldridge) was absolutely the most communicative lawyer I have ever encountered; I needed to... more
Brooklyn  Nick Mitar Wooldridge

Nick Wooldridge

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 7.5
Jay Simon is, hands down, the best bankruptcy attorney you could find in NYC. My husband and I met with... more
Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
Avvo rating 6.7
As a former client I feel like I should share my experience here as well after reading the two bad reviews,... more
Brooklyn  Samira Nikaein

Samira Nikaein

San Jose, CA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.3
I would never recommend this lawyer for anyone dealing with child support as the non-custodial parent,... more
Brooklyn  Aaron Joseph Chapman

Aaron Chapman

Morristown, TN Family
Avvo rating 6.7

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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.