Brooklyn Free Speech TV Celebrates Black History
In the United States of America, there are 325 million people with different schools of thought, ideologies, and heritage who are all connected by one powerful thing— stories. Our collective stories—whether African-American, Asian-American, Latin-American, Native American, or White—are birthed through our commonality of the human experience.
Your history is my history and Black History is American History.
BRIC is committed to highlighting and amplifying voices from all communities. As part of that commitment and in celebration of Black History, we have partnered with Weeksville Heritage Center, a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s many free black communities.
Celebrate Black History with us at this special screening event highlighting the talented media artists who share their stories on BRIC’s community-produced Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Radio channels.
This event was specially programmed to coincide with Weeksville Heritage Center's Utopias: Seeking for a City exhibition.
FEATURED FILM & TV ARTISTS
- Jon Haggins, GlobeTrotter Jon Haggins TV
- Freda Frimpong (Kuumba Media), Gentle Magic
- Green City Force, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit committed to building a "green city” built on the principles of sustainability, social, economic, and environmental justice.
- Gabrielle Smith-Junor
- Von Middleton
BRIC is honored to partner with Weeksville in presenting the B Scene screening events from our Brooklyn Free Speech program. Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidimensional museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities. Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.
GETTING TO WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER BY SUBWAY
A, C Train to Utica Avenue Walk four short blocks south on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn left onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue
C Train to Ralph Avenue Walk south on Ralph Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue » Turn right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue
3, 4 Train to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Walk seven blocks north on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn Right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue
GETTING TO WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER BY BUS
B46 Local to Bergen Street Walk past the police station
B15 & B65 to Bergen Street and Buffalo Avenue Walk across Bergen Street at Buffalo Avenue
B47 to Bergen Street Walk down Bergen Street towards Buffalo Avenue »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street
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