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City Under Pressure To Remove Slaveholders' Names From Public Housing Developments

Two City Council members are urging NYCHA to rechristen public housing developments named after historical figures who owned slaves or facilitated the slave trade—including prominent New Yorkers like Peter Stuyvesant and Henry Rutgers, as well as five former presidents. [ more › ]
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