Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby, Candice, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque…

Another of John Peter Delancey's slaves depicted in the Mamaroneck Library's mural.

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, the community reflects on freedom and human rights and recalls their antithesis, slavery. As we reflect this year, let’s remember Bet, Phelby, Candice, Nelly, Charlot, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque, George, Lewis and Dorathea.

Another of John Peter Delancey’s slaves depicted in the Mamaroneck Library’s mural.

They were slaves – not on a Southern plantation – but here in Mamaroneck Township, where slavery was practiced in the 1700s and did not recede until the 1820s.