Seneca Village: Unearthing a Forgotten African-American Community

by

Diana diZerega Wall

Department of Anthropology, City College-CUNY

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 P.M., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University*

Seneca Village was a 19th-Century African-American and Irish immigrant community that was located in today's Central Park. This talk tells the story of the village and of the archaeological project that has uncovered it and brought it into modern memory.

Detail of Viele's 1856 topographical map of Central Park, 
showing Seneca Village. Sent by Diana Wall to accompany her talk on Seneca Village.

                          Detail of Viele's 1856 topographical map of Central Park, showing Seneca Village.

 

*Parking available in Red Hawk Deck. Exit to Dickson from Level Five.