A new look at Brooklyn's Weeksville, one of the first free black communities in the country.
From the New Yorker: "Like the Weeksville Gardens housing project, about ten blocks west on Bergen Street, the Weeksville Center was named for the free, landowning black community that once lived in that area of Brooklyn. Founded in the early nineteenth century by the former docks worker James Weeks, on land previously owned by Dutch farmers, Weeksville is thought to have been among the first free black communities in the country." Full Article
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