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Jeffrey Ziff

Brooklyn, NY Speeding & Traffic Ticket
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Steven Hubert

Brooklyn, NY Criminal Defense
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James Medows

Brooklyn, NY Speeding & Traffic Ticket
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Angela Scarlato

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
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Alice Antonovsky

New York, NY Business
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Angela Scarlato represented me in a Divorce action several years ago. I won Custodial Parent rights of my... more
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Angela Scarlato

Brooklyn, NY Divorce & Separation
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John Halkias

Brooklyn, NY Real Estate
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Brooklyn  Bert Levine

Bert Levine

Brooklyn, NY Business
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practicing lawyers in Brooklyn

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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