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Brooklyn  Gerhard Meilen

Gerhard Meilen

Brooklyn, NY Contracts & Agreements
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Brooklyn  Steven L. Hubert

Steven Hubert

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
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Alena Shautsova

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
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Jaime Lathrop

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
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Brooklyn  Estelle Jana Roond

Estelle Roond

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
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Brooklyn  Charles Daniel Miele

Charles Miele

Brooklyn, NY Family
Avvo rating 6.5
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Brooklyn  Michael E. Gullo

Michael Gullo

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
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Brooklyn  Irina Kogan

Irina Kogan

Brooklyn, NY Immigration
Avvo rating 7.5

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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.

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