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1871: Frederick Douglass at Brooklyn Navy Yard

In January of 1871, Frederick Douglass was appointed to the Commission of Inquiry for the annexation of Santo Domingo to the United States of America. He is seen in this photograph sitting with Frederick Douglass with fellow commissioners at Brooklyn Navy Yard.

History of NYC - 10,000+ Years Ago

Learn all about NYC’s fascinating past by exploring the natural forces that shaped the environment and landscape, along with the people who would transform the “Island of Many Hills” into the greatest and most influential city in the world.

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