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

Janes Walk

Led By John Lauermann 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.

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

Walk Details
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 transformed to black and white.
Meeting Location

Franklin Avenue at Eastern Parkway, southeast corner

Directions

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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