As part of the Brooklyn Supreme Court's Black History Month Celebration, the Library has made a display of New York State laws dealing with slave history. Until I started researching the topic, I wasn't aware of how much slavery had been part of the state's legal fabric. (I didn't make it to the Historical Society's exhibit on slavery last year.) Our library has a complete set of New York State statutes so the exhibit is so moving. Just to see the words on yellowed paper gives such a sense of the reality of the laws.