BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Was Peter Stuyvesant, the notorious director general of New Netherland in the mid-1600s, really the colony’s largest slave owner — or…
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Stuyvesant and Mayken: A closer look at slavery in New Amsterdam and its legacy at St. Mark’s Church
A portrait of Peter Stuyvesant, New Netherland's last director general, is shown next to a contemporaneous one of a young woman from Antwerp, possibly a European earl's servant. In his presentation, Professor Jaap Jacobs used the woman's image to stand in for Mayken van Angola, a slave in New Amsterdam for whom no image exists.
St. Mark’s Church, Peter Stuyvesant, slavery and ‘repairing the breach’
A statue of Peter Stuyvesant, dedicated by the Netherlands to New York City, stands in St. Mark's Church's eastern yard, gazing toward the New Netherland director-general's burial vault. (Photo by The Village Sun)
BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Updated Fri., Dec. 25, 12:15 a.m.: Along with the year of the pandemic, 2020 has been a year of racial reckoning…