Angels of Mercy Lecture

Professor William Seraile discusses his book Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York’s Colored Asylum. Seraile explores the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children and the Quaker women that ran the facility. The agency weathered three wars, two major financial panics, a devastating fire during the 1863 Draft Riots, several epidemics, waves of racial prejudice and severe financial difficulties to care for orphaned, neglected and delinquent children. $8., (718) 939-0647.


Sunday, April 21, 2013
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Historic Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave., Flushing,