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Freedomland: Audio Trip (Part 1)

(Photo Courtesy:Mike Virgintino)


On June 19, 1960 a short-lived, history-themed amusement park opened on what now sits co-op city in the Bronx.

Freedomland U.S.A. was considered, by some, to be the East Coast’s version of Disneyland.  However, Journalist and author Michael R. Virgintino disagrees. “Unlike Disneyland, the story of Freedomland does not have a happily ever after" he wrote.

Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon sits down with Virgintino to discuss his book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History.  In part one of the interview Virgintino takes us on an audio tour of the history-themed amusement park.