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Sticker campaign targets slavery roots in New York City

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By Dan Fastenberg (Reuters) – A New York-based campaign is drawing attention to prominent New Yorkers whose names are emblazoned on streets, schools, and storefronts and who it says had ties to slavery. The campaign – called ‘Slavers of New York’ – says there are at least 500 sites that feature the names of figures who owned slaves. Many of the slaveowners date from the 17th century when New York was New Amsterdam, including colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant and the Cortelyou family. The group comprises artists, educators, activists and researchers, said Ada Reso, campaign co-founder. It plac…

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