a historic house in the Upper Mills section of the former sprawling Colonial-era estate known as Philipsburg Manor. By the mid 18th century, the Philipse family had one of the largest slave-holdings in the colonial North.The family seat of Philipsburg Manor was Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers.The manor was tenanted by farmers of various European backgrounds, and operated by enslaved Africans.The manor house was used during the American Revolutionary War , most notably by British General Sir Henry Clinton during military activities in 1779. It was there that he wrote what is now known as the Philipsburg Proclamation, which declared all Patriot-owned slaves to be free. General Sir Henry Clinton on June 30, 1779 intended to encourage slaves to run away and enlist in the Royal Forces. so many slaves escaped (over 5,000 from Georgia alone), that Clinton ordered many to return to their masters. Following the war, about 3,000 former slaves were relocated to Nova Scotia, where they were known as Black Loyalists. Many continued on to Sierra Leone, where they established Freetown, its capital.
Black and White 11×17 print arrives in black frame ready to hang. This adds a beautiful touch to your home or office wall, A conversation about Black history in America.
Photography by Keith Rogers
Historic location of the first proclamation in America that freed Enslaved Africans.