In an article about abolitionist activity in Brooklyn, The New York Times seems to lend sympathy to the plight of two Duffield Street property owners who claim their homes were once stops for fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad. Noting that Weeksville, an African-American community in Crown Heights that thrived from the 1840s until the 1930s, was nearly completely demolished until preservationists managed to save a handful of houses, one Duffield Street homeowner said, “There’s no black museum in Brooklyn to celebrate the Underground Railroad … This is the house to do it in. It’s important that the children and all of the people can see what people had to go through to be free.”The Eagle is not known to be friendly to preservationists, but it sounds sympathetic to the Duffield Street advocates. To read more, click here.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Eagle on the Times
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has this to say about the NY Times coverage: