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Brooklyn  Jay I. Simon

Jay Simon

Brooklyn, NY Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Brooklyn  Simon Goldenberg

Simon Goldenberg

Brooklyn, NY Debt Settlement
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Taryn Merkl

Brooklyn, NY Lawyer
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Brooklyn  Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss

Brooklyn, NY Litigation
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Brooklyn  Dmitry Levitsky

Dmitry Levitsky

Brooklyn, NY Personal Injury
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Brooklyn  Jeffrey Ziff

Jeffrey Ziff

Brooklyn, NY Speeding & Traffic Ticket
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Brooklyn  Judy S. Mock

Judy Mock

Brooklyn, NY Elder Law
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Brooklyn  Aaron Michael Wallenstein

Aaron Wallenstein

Brooklyn, NY 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.

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