Explore the beginnings of Weeksville through a video that shows Weeksville in 1970’s. Digging for Black Pride takes a look at the beginning of the preservation of the Weeksville houses and the steps to impart Black culture and Pride into the next generation.
Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs. Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.
20th Century, African American History, Modern History
30 students, 1 chaperone per 3 students
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary, Adult
$12.00 per Person for School Group