There has been lots of recent coverage of the Abolitionist homes on Duffield Street. But we wanted to take the Fourth of July to thank one of the long-term advocates of these homes. Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse has posted three extended videos on the issues surrounding the historical significance of the properties in Downtown Brooklyn. Here are the videos in all their scrappy Brooklyn glory.
AKRF vs History: The Duffield St. Houses
28 min 66mb - FBR Films AKRF vs History: The Duffield St. Houses
"Companies take jobs and deliver results. The AKRF consulting company took a job with the City of New York to prove the Duffield St. area of Brooklyn was unimportant to the abolitionist movement. The only trouble is the report has many flaws. And then there's the issue of whether it is a good idea to take away history rather than to use Brooklyn's history to educate."
Brooklyn Underground Railroad Talk Show
28 min 57mb
"The City and AKRF have conspired to make Brooklyn's
Underground Railroad history disappear - for a parking lot."
Brooklyn Underground Railroad Tour
28 min 57mb
"Joy and Louis take you on a tour of their threatened homes. See for yourself what the City wants to destroy."