10. Notable People like Fredrick Douglass Spoke and Performed at Flushing Town Hall

Garden of Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall has received numerous notable guests over the years. In the 1840s, P.T. Barnum served as the hall’s impressario with Tom Thumb as his star. Frederick Douglass, the former slave and abolitionist, spoke here in 1865 about the role of African American in the pre-civiil war era with tickets at 25 cents a person. Two United States Presidents also spoke here – Theodore Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant.

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