Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of by Judith Wellman

By Judith Wellman

In 1966 a gaggle of scholars, Boy Scouts, and
local voters rediscovered all that remained of a then almost unknown
community referred to as Weeksville: 4 body homes on Hunterfly highway. The infrastructure and colourful heritage of Weeksville, an African American neighborhood that had develop into one of many biggest unfastened black groups in 19th century usa, have been almost burnt up by way of Brooklyn’s exploding inhabitants and increasing city grid. 

Weeksville was once based by way of African American marketers after slavery resulted in ny nation in 1827. situated in jap Brooklyn, Weeksville supplied an area of actual defense, financial prosperity, schooling, or even political strength for its black inhabitants, who geared up church buildings, a college, orphan asylum, domestic for the elderly, newspapers, and the nationwide African Civilization Society. extraordinary citizens of Weeksville, resembling journalist and educator Junius P. Morell, participated in each significant nationwide attempt for African American rights, together with the Civil struggle.  

In Brooklyn’s Promised Land, Judith Wellman not just tells the real narrative of Weeksville’s progress, disappearance, and eventual rediscovery, but additionally highlights the tales of the folk who created this neighborhood. Drawing on maps, newspapers, census files, images, and the fabric tradition of constructions and artifacts, Wellman reconstructs the social background and nationwide importance of this remarkable position. in the course of the lens of this area people, Brooklyn’s Promised Land highlights subject matters nonetheless proper to African american citizens around the country. 

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