Seneca Village and the Search for the Black Utopia

Seneca Village has more stories to tell about Black lives in New York City.

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Afrofuturist Room at the Met Redresses a Racial Trauma

“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.

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