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Black History

  • Greenwood Cemetery 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 USA (map)

Although segregation was an issue in New York City, both Brooklyn and NYC as a whole have had long histories of civil rights activism. This trolley tour showcases the accomplishments of many noted New Yorkers on that front. Among the highlights are the graves of Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first female black doctor in New York State; the (Brooklyn-born) downtown artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; and Jeremiah Hamilton, New York City's first black millionaire.