Noble Bazaar: Seneca Village
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About the Event
Join us for a day of reverence for our noble ancestors of the Seneca Village. We give thanks to them of which whose values regarding the power of land ownership still rings true throughout the land. We will journey to the past, as we envision the future in the present. Our day will begin at the summit where we will begin our walking tour of the once majestic village and conclude our tour at a soulfull curated Bazaar to honor the temple that is you.
ABOUT: Seneca Village
Before Central Park was created, the landscape along what is now the Park’s perimeter from West 82nd to West 89th Street was the site of Seneca Village, a community of predominantly so-called* African-Americans, many of whom owned property. One of few African-American enclaves at the time, Seneca Village allowed residents to live away from the more built-up sections of downtown Manhattan and escape the unhealthy conditions and racism they faced there.
For so called* African-Americans, Seneca Village offered the opportunity to live in an autonomous community far from the densely populated downtown. Despite New York State’s abolition of slavery in 1827, discrimination was still prevalent throughout New York City, and severely limited the lives of African-Americans. Seneca Village’s remote location likely provided a refuge from this climate.
*so called - pays homage to our aboriginal, indigenous ancestors who did not personally identify with the title 'African-American' which was derived from the racialization of the melanated nations of the Americas.
Guided Walking Tour of Seneca Village
Community Altar & Drum Circle Libation Ceremony
Community Meditation lead by our sister organization Mamiwas of the Round Table https://www.motrtsisterhoodhealing.org/
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