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Brooklyn  Ilona Dzhamgarova

Ilona Dzhamgarova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
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Brooklyn  Josue Dorleus

Josue Dorleus

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 6.4
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Brooklyn  Todd Andrew Spodek

Todd Spodek

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 8.3
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Brooklyn  Josue Dorleus

Josue Dorleus

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
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Brooklyn  Shapsi Burekhovich

Shapsi Burekhovich

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
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Brooklyn  Giovanni P. Silvagni

Giovanni Silvagni

Brooklyn, NY Elder Law
Avvo rating 6.8
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Brooklyn  Christopher Anthony Hoffmann

Christopher Hoffmann

Brooklyn, NY Contracts / Agreements
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Brooklyn  Serge Felix Petroff

Serge Petroff

Brooklyn, NY Foreclosure
Avvo rating 8.7

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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.