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Brooklyn  Yuriy Prakhin

Yuriy Prakhin

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
Avvo rating 6.3
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Brooklyn  Ilona Dzhamgarova

Ilona Dzhamgarova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.8
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Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Chapter 7
Avvo rating 6.7
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Brooklyn  Samira Nikaein

Samira Nikaein

San Jose, CA Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.3
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Brooklyn  Aaron Joseph Chapman

Aaron Chapman

Morristown, TN Family
Avvo rating 6.7
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Brooklyn  Jeffery Mark Leving

Jeffery Leving

Chicago, IL Marriage / Prenuptials
Avvo rating 10.0
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Brooklyn  Brittany Green Gloersen

Brittany Gloersen

Deland, FL Elder Law
Avvo rating 6.5
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Brooklyn  Jessica Erin Deaton

Jessica Deaton

Saint Augustine, FL Criminal Defense
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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.