‘Slavers of New York’ Stickers Call Out City’s Celebration of Human Traffickers

May 30, 2021

A new kind of sticker is popping up on street signs in certain New York City neighborhoods. The stickers cite historical records to call out figures from the city’s past as owners of enslaved people. The names are familiar: Stuyvesant, Bergen, Nostrand. It’s part of a new initiative known as Slavers of New York, the work of a trio of activists. Elsa Waithe, one of the project’s creators, told Inside Edition Digital, “The fact of the matter is, a lot of people don't know what's around them."

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