The city’s moving forward with plans to use eminent domain to take and demolish a handful of homes on Duffield Street and homes advocates say played an important part in the underground railroad. A city-commissioned study couldn’t confirm the buildings' role in the anti slavery movement and now officials want the area for Downtown Brooklyn development. Advocates say the homes are a key piece of the borough's black history. As Sherry Karabin tells us, they're taking their battle to the courts.You can watch it here, and if you want the broadband version, click here.
Monday, October 29, 2007
BCAT interviews Duffield advocates
While looking for television coverage of today's press conference and hearing, this television broadcast popped up. Here is BCAT's blurb: