Hollow Brook Golf Course (Peekskill Riots)

1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor On September 4, 1949, a concert for the Harlem chapter of the Civil Rights Congress, featuring Paul Robeson and hosted and chaired by author Howard Fast, took place on the grounds of what had been and would later re-emerge as the Hollow Brook Golf Course. The concert began and ended… Continue reading Hollow Brook Golf Course (Peekskill Riots)

Park Street AME Zion Church

1220 Park Street, Peekskill Built by formerly enslaved persons in 1852, the Park Street American Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church was part of the Underground Railroad. At the time of the church’s construction, New York State was nearing a quarter century of abolition. However, the United States as a whole would not follow suit for… Continue reading Park Street AME Zion Church