Monthly Archives: February 2017

Flatbush + Main Episode 11: W.E.B. Du Bois in Brooklyn

In Episode 11 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore the last decade of the life of iconic Civil Rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, when he called Brooklyn home. Featured are an interview with Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis, an oral history with activist and Du Bois collaborator Esther Cooper Jackson, and William Howard Melish’s eulogy for Du Bois. For complete show notes, go to www.brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review Flatbush + Main on iTunes at brooklynhistory.org/fm-itunes. Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Family Research

The photo of the week is from around 1909 and depicts a man holding a baby outside a Brooklyn home. This photograph comes from the Burton family papers and photographs collection which contains personal documents and photographs from the Burton … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Hunterfly Road Houses

The photo of the week depicts Hunterfly Road Houses in 1922, the last remaining structures of the Weeksville community, part of the present-day Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Weeksville was founded in 1838, and named after James Weeks, a former … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Sewers

You’ve probably heard the urban legend of alligators living in the New York City sewers, but did you know there is small grain of truth to that? In February 1935, a few teenage boys discovered a 125-pound alligator in a … Continue reading

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Flatbush + Main Episode 10 Bonus Segment: Voices from the NYC Women’s March

This month, Flatbush + Main listeners get a bonus segment of “Voices of Brooklyn!” On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people, including countless Brooklynites, took part in the Women’s March on NYC. Julie spoke to several participants about why they marched, what activism means to them, and how their beliefs have evolved since the 2016 election. We’re honored to share their thoughtful reflections.

For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review Flatbush + Main on iTunes at brooklynhistory.org/fm-itunes. Continue reading

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