P.T. Barnum exhibited 161-year-old slave here.
African American History Broadway, Theater History No Longer There Solemn Cyber Plaques Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom)
P.T. Barnum exhibited 161-year-old slave here.

This is a sad and despicable story. In 1835, P.T. Barnum bought Joice Heth, reportedly a 161-year-old African American slave, and charged to see her on display here. See Starry-eyed 'Showman' harms history, a commentary by David Mindich, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/3/18, at p. A13. Address confirmed at http://sohobroadway.org/a-look-back-at-broadways-soho/.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 11136
Updated on: Jun 02, 2019

This is a sad and despicable story. In 1835, P.T. Barnum bought Joice Heth, reportedly a 161-year-old African American slave, and charged to see her on display here. See Starry-eyed 'Showman' harms history, a commentary by David Mindich, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/3/18, at p. A13. Address confirmed at http://sohobroadway.org/a-look-back-at-broadways-soho/.

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Location:
Niblo's Garden (no longer there) , 568 Broadway , Broadway and Prince St., New York, 10012, United States
Listing Category:
African American History Broadway, Theater History No Longer There Solemn Cyber Plaques Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom)
Virtual / Real:
Virtual
Created Date:
06-24-2018
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plaquemaster
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