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The Sheepshead Bay Race Track and the Birth of a Black Community. Illustrated talk, Wed Feb 25th, 2009, 7 p.m.

Feb 24, 2009 2:05 PM | 2 comments

Brooklyn Collection Librarian June Koffi and others will give an illustrated talk on the history of the race track, the founding of the First Baptist Church of Sheepshead Bay that welcomed many of its African American workers, and the community that grew around them. This program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room on the Second Floor of the Central Library.


2/26/2009 8:53:35 PM #

I LOVE this sort of rescued memory, moving images from 112 years ago.  Thanks for sharing.  

John Ptak

2/27/2009 4:35:39 PM #

This is a wonderful clip - I love Victorian silent movies, especially those that give us a glimpse of New York back then. Thanks so much for posting this!