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For Us By Us: Save Weeksville Heritage Center | Queen Quin
In 2015 I was taking one of my first Africana Studies classes in college. As part of our grade we had to visit Weeksville Heritage Center and write a short paper on it. At the time I had no clue what Weeksville was and was shocked when I realized the center was located in a neighborhood that I frequented often. Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I went to high school not to far from the center and it’s existence was never brought to my attention. After visitng the center I was blown away by the history that lived there. It truly was one of the turning points in my life, where I promised myself to learn as much of my history as I could, whether someone decided to teach it to me or I dug it up myself. I’ve learned so much since that day and I thank Weeksville Heritage Center for opening my eyes to a history that was so lost to me. There are so many communities like Weeksville that existed across the nation, now wiped away and replaced with few people even knowing they were there. Our history is literally being erased right infront of our eyes and we...