10. Brotherhood Synagogue, Gramercy Park

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The Brotherhood Synagogue, Beit Achim, on Gramercy Park was founded in 1954. The landmarked building, built in 1859, was formerly a Friends (Quaker) Meeting House is said to have once housed runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, with a possible tunnel

Next, read about the Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Former Slave Market.


Online exhibitions of the American Free School and slavery in New York. [New York Historical Society]

Information on the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (and their organs.) [New York City American Guild of Organs]

Video tours of Underground Railroad sites in downtown Manhattan. [New York Historical Society]

Images of the Broadway Tabernacle Church. [Mitra Images]

Thorough visual and textual information on numerous sites relevant to African American history in New York. [MAAP: Columbia University]

Information on the Duffield Street happenings. [Duffield St. Underground]

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