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Having worked with Jay Simon on my own case many years ago, I have been delighted to recommend him to my closest... more
Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
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
I worked with Ms. Gloersen as a nurse consultant on two very difficult cases. I found that as attorneys go she is... more
Brooklyn  Brittany Green Gloersen

Brittany Gloersen

Deland, FL Elder Law
Avvo rating 6.5
Marie and her staff were supportive and professional during my divorce proceedings. They provided excellent advice and... more
Brooklyn  Marie Everlyn Washington

Marie Washington

Warrenton, VA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 10.0
I hired her for a dui, granted it being my first ever and I am 29, but she was extremely helpful and kept me informed... more
Brooklyn  Martha A Mclaughlin

Martha Mclaughlin

Tacoma, WA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 7.9

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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.