This program is a fascinating look into African
American history on Long Island. Students learn which households were
most likely to have slaves as well as the difference between the
northern and southern slave experience. A tour of the Society’s Dr.
Daniel W. Kissam house is included in the program along with the story
of “Michael”, the slave owned by the Kissam family who was freed by Dr.
Kissam with the manumission. Local historian Rex Metcalf contributes
insight into various cultural customs and provides incredible artifacts
which were owned by local slaves. Students will be thrilled to be able
to handle these artifacts which contain such abundant history.
For questions or additional information regarding
“African American History: The Slave Experience on Long Island”
please phone Cathi Horowitz at 6631-427-7045 ext 403.