Empire State Plaza exhibit explores 17th century Dutch slave trade network

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An exhibit at the Empire State Plaza this Black History Month takes an unflinching look at the history of the 17th century Dutch slave trade network.

The exhibit highlights the activity between Curacao and New Netherland, which later became New York state.

It examines the role that slavery played in the creation and maintenance of the Dutch trading empire, and the impact on the lives of enslaved people affected by the trade.

The exhibit was first displayed at the Crailo State Historic Site in Rensselaer County back in 2015.