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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 sat down with Virgintino to discuss his book Freedomland USA. The Definitive History.  The book follows the park’s developmental stages, and the circumstances that befell The World's Largest Entertainment Center.

 

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