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Heading eastward brings us into the hood known as Weeksville. It goes from Eastern Pkwy to Altantic Ave between Ralph/Albany Aves with East NY and Utica Aves. This hood is mostly residential. It wasn't until the the settlement by James Weeks in 1838 who came there to live as a free man after leaving Virginia. He had bought the plot of land from Henry C Thompson, who was another freed slave. In 1840, the Hunterfly Rd Houses were built in 1840 to provide homes for blacks who had came to reside here. Durring the US Civil War, more blacks came over to Weeksville to avoid the draft, which was allowed by the northern states to actually draft them whereas this was banned in the south. Some of its churches were known to be connected to the Underground RR, which was used to by Harriet Tubman to escape from when helping the slaves get to the north. Susan Smith-McKinney Stewart became the first black female to teach medicine in the US had resided here. Unfortunately, Weeksville had became ignored by the city numerous times throughout the 1900's until 1968 on being helped. The Weeksville Society decided on refurbishing the houses in order to teach history to those who were interested in it. In recent years this hood has started to improove but at a slow pace. You can get here by taking the subway to Crown Hts-Utica Ave (3, 4). Here is what you will find in Weeksville.















 
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