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Welcome to Weeksville

Weeksville is one of America's first free black communities during the 19th century. It's interesting that I never knew it existed, growing up not even a mile away. I first heard about it at a DAR meeting about 10 years . Going to predominantly white schools, I was not taught about the historical black moments that happened in NYC. I appreciated this tour, and it was a birthday treat to my mom (although she had been before). Go to to learn more.