NYC college creates state’s first slavery history database

Feb 1, 2018 by

NEW YORK (AP) — A City University of New York college says it has compiled the state’s first slavery records index.

The New York Slavery Index , created by CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, provides records dating from 1525 through the Civil War. WNBC-TV reports the database includes records, documents, narratives and other sources that identify individual enslaved people and their owners.

Karol Mason, the college’s president, says the index will mark a significant contribution to remembering the history of slavery in the United States.

Source: NYC college creates state’s first slavery history database | WTOP

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