Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Black History Trolley Tour
Saturday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A special trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery with historian Jeff Richman will recognize the significance of Black History Month in Brooklyn and the deep impact that black New Yorkers have had on New York City culture since its inception.

Slavery was abolished in New York State in 1827. Founded eleven years later in 1838, Green-wood Cemetery, has always been integrated.

Stops will be made on the tour to honor the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers as well as several abolitionists who worked for freedom in America.

Cost: $15 for members of Green-Wood Cemetery or Brooklyn Historical Society. $20 for non-members. 

The trolley tours are fully accessible and are ADA-compliant.

Register here.

Green-wood Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark.

Green-wood Cemetery