Brooklyn Black haven from 1800s is in danger

5/14/2019, 9:13 a.m.
Weeksville could have vanished altogether once before.
Weeksvile Heritage Center Kysha Harris photo

Weeksville could have vanished altogether once before.

The remains of the village of free African Americans who had carved out a settlement after New York abolished slavery were crumbling in the 1960s. Preservationists crusaded, and the refuge nestled in the heart of Brooklyn was saved.

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