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Brooklyn  Menachem Mendel White

Menachem White

Brooklyn, NY Divorce / Separation
Avvo rating 8.2
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Raymond Raskin

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
Avvo rating 7.0
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Brooklyn  Vincent J. Andreassi

Vincent Andreassi

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.7
James saved my behind more than once. He is my go-to-guy for all my criminal matters. I have had one DWI and... more
Brooklyn  James Hal Medows

James Medows

Brooklyn, NY DUI / DWI
Avvo rating 8.3
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Brooklyn  Stacy B. Jacob

Stacy Jacob

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
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Brooklyn  Jesse L. Kaufman

Jesse Kaufman

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 5.3
Jesse was courteous, understanding and very knowledgeable of the law. He worked very well under a tight time... more
Brooklyn  Jesse L. Kaufman

Jesse Kaufman

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
Avvo rating 5.3
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Brooklyn  Umit Mike Gursoy

Umit Gursoy

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.7

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practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

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.

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