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Dem Rep: The Dutch Had Black Slaves in NY in 1898

Oof. That's embarrassing.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) appeared to botch American and Brooklyn political history during an appearance on “The Colbert Report” that aired Tuesday night, saying that slavery in the United States persisted under the Dutch as late as 1898. Colbert was quizzing Clarke on the history of her borough.
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Sophia's Favorite said...

I think the Dutch had slavery in some of their colonies until 1898, but the English took New Amsterdam from them in 1667.


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