From Crow Hill to Crown Heights: Black History in Central Brooklyn

Janes Walk

Led By Professor John Lauermann and students of CUNY, Medgar Evers College AND Angelique Reed, CUNY, Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood has a long and vibrant African American history, including 19th century settlements at Crow Hill and Weeksville and 20th century civil rights activism. Attendees will learn about the neighborhood’s African American history landmarks, and about current debates over cultural memory and gentrification. The walk is led by student and faculty researchers from CUNY’s Medgar Evers College.

You can view the students’ final assignment that culminated their Jane’s Walk by clicking here!

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours
In Person

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Wheelchair-friendly
Street view of Medgar Evers College Building A
Medgar Evers College Building A. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Tchassis. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
Meeting Location

Franklin Avenue at Eastern Parkway, southeast corner


Franklin Avenue subway (2, 3, 4, or 5 trains)

Closest Parking

Limited street parking available on Eastern Parkway

Finding your walk leader

We’ll be holding signs. Look for a group of college students!

Ending Location

Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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