Weeksville Heritage Center: An Archive of Brooklyn's African American History
Weeksville Heritage Center is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century community of Weeksville, Brooklyn.
As the borough's largest African-American cultural institution, Weeksville's mission is to not only document the history of free African Americans but to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.
*Did you know: The African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn was one of Americans first freed black communities.*
Among the many things Weeksville Heritage Center does for the community, they recently celebrated 40 years of #DanceAfrica on its sacred grounds. Attendees were able to pay homage through word, song and dance to those who came before us. Weeksville recently opened a thought provoking collection based exhibition -WEEKSVILLE: TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY/IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM. The exhibition explores the origins of the community and encourages guest to establish their own meaning about the pursuit of equity and social justice in America.
If thats not insightful enough, visitors also have the opportunity to study never before seen artifacts from the Weeksville collection, traverse the landscape and tour the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses. To visit Weeksville Heritage Center or tour the exhibit, visit their website at http://www.weeksvillesociety.org/tours/.
Photos by: Melanee Brown