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Bed-Stuy: a very brief history

“Senator, we have been studied, examined, sympathized with, and planned for. What we need now is action.” – community leader to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 Bedford-Stuyvesant has a rich past, but most notable is its present: it’s one of … Continue reading

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Weeksville in photos

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While I was unable to take pictures inside the Hunterfly Road Houses, I still took plenty outside. A few might be useful for showing the progress of the construction of the Weeksville Cultural Center.

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Touring the Hunterfly Road Houses

For Weeksville, I combined my preliminary research and my visit into one. While there were a few things I could (and did) learn later at the library, I felt the site itself would be a much better starting-point. It was.

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Weeksville: a rich history preserved

“Even colored people who had been free all their lives felt themselves very insecure in their freedom, for under this law the oaths of any two villains were sufficient to consign a free man to slavery for life.” – Frederick … Continue reading

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Week five: Weeksville

As thanks – in my own special, special way – for showing me around the Sebago Canoe Club, I asked Walter to pick my next nabe. I’m really pumped for this one.¬†Weeksville is sometimes called “the Harlem of the 19th … Continue reading

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