This 2 hour walk digs in to the foundations of American capitalism from the People’s point of view. We’ll remember the process by which a private corporation, the Dutch West India Company, first expropriated the lands of the Lenape Indian nation. We’ll excavate the wall against which abducted Africans were sold or rented by the day. And we’ll consider the ways the Gilded Age was a precursor to 21st century collusion between corrupt economic and political actors. Together let’s undo the mystique of this infamous marketplace, from the foundations of the United States at Federal Hall, to its crumbling under Tammany Hall. (This event takes place at a separate location.)
Social Justice Tours is a nonprofit grassroots organization using walking tours as a method of radical education to expose injustice, highlight inequality and inspire action.