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Latest edition: Judith Wellman, Author "Brooklyn's Promised Land"

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 8, 2014.

First aired: December 15, 2014.

In the 1960's, public school children, anthropologists, Brooklyn residents unearthed Weeksville, a once thriving community of free African-Americans dating to before the Civil War until its gradual absorption into the borough of Brooklyn. "Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York" about these citizens, was written by Judith Wellman.

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Judith Wellman Author, "Brooklyn's Promised Land: The Free Black Community of Weeksville, New York"