Sunday, December 21

‘Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine,’ Black Heritage in Brooklyn


“Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn” project
"New York City so knows how to lose — and save, and lose again — its history. Among notable rescues of the past several decades were material remains of the vanished 19th-century African-American village of Weeksville in Brooklyn, snatched from the jaws of 1960s urban renewal. Once in parts of what are now Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, the village is currently getting fresh and needed attention in an art project organized by the Weeksville Heritage Center and Creative Time called 'Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,' which runs Friday through Sunday."
NY Times: Time-Traveling to a Corner of Brooklyn’s Past
Creative Time (Video)
vimeo: BK Live 9/25/14: Black Radical Brooklyn

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