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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
Attorney Deaton was responsive, quick to research and know all the details of my case. Can you believe when I called... more
Brooklyn  Jessica Erin Deaton

Jessica Deaton

Saint Augustine, FL Criminal Defense
Avvo rating No concern
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
Mr. Rush has been handling my personal injury case since my auto accident occurred in Feb 2008. The insurance company... more
Brooklyn  Robert L. Rush

Robert Rush

San Antonio, TX Medical Malpractice
Avvo rating 7.7
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
Attorney for my divorce/custody case. He seemed quick and responsive - at least in obtaining his retainer, but failed... more
Brooklyn  Adrian Hershel Altshuler

Adrian Altshuler

Franklin, TN Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.7
Mr. Martinez called me on the phone and answered all my questions for free! He said the process of changing over the... more
Brooklyn  Adam D Martinez

Adam Martinez

Mesa, AZ Real Estate
Avvo rating No concern

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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.