Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Video Explains All: Brooklyn's Duffield St. Houses

You missed the tour and didn't have time for the book: Here's an intriguing video that sheds light onto the Duffield Street Underground Railroad controversy.

This 28-minute documentary (by Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse) provides an in-depth look at the Duffield Street houses and provides some creditable scholarship that bolsters the claim that they were part of the Underground Railroad.

With context provided by Robert Swan, PhD, and interviews with a variety of Duffield Street homeowners and historians, you may soon question consulting firm AKRF's claim that no evidence exists to link the houses to the hotbed of liberation that existed in the area.

Past posts on this topic here.

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