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The Legacy Project: Embodying Archives

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)
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The Legacy Project returns for it's second year!

Embodying Archives is a conceptual framework that describes the memories we carry genetically, spiritually, and physically in our blood and bones. Please join us for an exploration of this concept through performances, discussions, and communal movement. Participating artists will include: Monstah Black, Brother(hood) Dance!, Trae Harris, Joyce LeeAnn, and Taja Lindley. We will also offer a yummy meal catered by Tantz Catering and a tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses during this event.

Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and come move with us!


Event Schedule

12:15-1:15 - Guided Tour of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses 

1:30-2:30 - Performances 

2:30-3:15 - Late Lunch

3:15-4:00 - Discussion

4:00-6:00 - Communal Movement and Sharing

Weeksville Heritage Center’s The Legacy Project stands for the freedom and right to know, document, and defend one’s own history. Since its emergence in 1838, when James Weeks — a free man — purchased land that would become one of the largest known independent Black communities in pre-Civil War America, Weeksville has represented a space of self-reliance, resourcefulness, transformation, collaboration, celebration, and liberation of Black persons in America.

The Legacy Project stands as a 21st-century interpretation of that self-determining history. Inspired by the autonomy of the Black 19th century historic Weeksville community and the resilience of the 1960s activists and local historians who rediscovered it, we keep this legacy alive and vibrant for future generations. Through our public programming, public training, and internship program for students of color, we offer intentional and inviting spaces to explore the personal, familial, and communal layers of this legacy as well as of your own.



Earlier Event: June 9
Common Grounds Community Day
Later Event: June 24
The Legacy Project: Black Foodways