Historic Hudson Valley Launches Interactive Website ‘People Not Property’

People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North

Exciting news from the Historic Hudson Valley with the launch of a groundbreaking interactive documentary website revealing the history of slavery in the colonial North.

People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North is a mix of original videos, interviews, reenactments and infographics, as well as photos, illustrations, and hundreds of artifacts and documents that tell the wrenching stories of America’s history of slavery in the northern colonies, from the Middle Passage to life in the American colonies.
People Not Property is an unparalleled resource and a useful for educators, students, and the public.

People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North

The website also covers topics such as how slavery was established in the North, how individuals resisted slavery, how abolition did not translate into freedom, and the lasting impacts of slavery in today’s America.

The interactive website includes interviews and contributions from African-American scholars, civil rights advocates, historians, Historic Hudson Valley staff, interpreters, and performers who share stories that had been assumed lost and illuminate long buried history. Stories in the interactive documentary include those of Caesar, the enslaved miller of Historic Hudson Valley today announces the launch of a new, groundbreaking interactive documentary website revealing the history of slavery in the colonial North.

Historic Hudson Valley worked closely with C&G Partners, a leading multi-specialty design studio in New York, to bring the ambitious project to life. The firm provided design, development, and media production on all aspects of the website, as well as filmed and produced the site’s short-form films depicting the lives of enslaved individuals.

Visit the website at peoplenotproperty.hudsonvalley.org.

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