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the so-called eleven slaves who achieved freedom

Historians of the Blacks in New Amsterdam like to single out those who received (partial) freedoms from Kieft, Stuyve...

People: Jan Francisco, Antonio Cleyn, Jan Fort Orangien and 8 others.

Black & White in Manhattan by Thelma Willis Foote (exerpt)


New York, Kings County, New York, United States

a vignette of these two men after they gained their freedom.

People: Dominicus de Reus and Manuel de Gerrit de Reus, "swager van Angola"

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