James Forten Playground
Underhill Ave. bet. Prospect Pl. and Park Pl.
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This playground is named for or prominent abolitionist, businessman, and vice president of the Anti-Slavery Society, James Forten (1766-1842). James Forten was vice president of the Anti-Slavery Society. During the Revolutionary War, he was temporarily imprisoned at Brooklyn’s Wallabout Bay near what is today the Navy Yard.
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