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Brooklyn  Susan Gail Friedland

Susan Friedland

Brooklyn, NY Probate
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Brooklyn  Robert Todd Rosenblatt

Robert Rosenblatt

Brooklyn, NY Landlord / Tenant
Avvo rating 9.4
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Brooklyn  Umit Mike Gursoy

Umit Gursoy

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 8.7
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Brooklyn  David Ian Pankin

David Pankin

Brooklyn, NY Bankruptcy / Debt
Avvo rating 6.7
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Brooklyn  Irene Stein

Irene Stein

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
Avvo rating 8.2
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Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
Avvo rating 7.6
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Brooklyn  Arkady Frekhtman

Arkady Frekhtman

New York, NY Car / Auto Accident
Avvo rating 7.9
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Brooklyn  Anthony James Minko

Anthony Minko

Brooklyn, NY Estate Planning
Avvo rating 8.5

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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.