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‼️YESSS a major victory for Weeksville!! New York City has finally recognized the invaluable work done and history preserved at Weeksville and will provide funding to keep the heritage center open. This makes Weeksville the first black city-funded cultural institution in Brooklyn. 🎉🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Articles accessible through link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷Image description: Repost of Weeksville IG: Curbed NY article with headline, “Weeksville Heritage Center will receive grants through coveted city designation”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Repost @weeksvilleheritagecenter What a way to end the week! The Board and staff are incredible grateful. Via @curbedny: "The Weeksville Heritage Center, which kicked off a crowdfunding campaign after struggling to stay afloat, will receive a coveted city designation ensuring the Brooklyn museum receives grants to cover basic operating costs, according to the city." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @nycmayor@speakercoreyjohnson @rcornegyjr @cmlauriecumbo@jimmyvanbramer @idaneekmiller@bpericadams and @tomfinkelpearl for your long-standing support during this journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ThisPlaceMatters #SaveWeeksville#RediscoverWeeksville #Brooklyn#BlackHistory #museums #MuseumStudies #MuseumEducation #MarabouAtTheMuseum
Marabou really likes and appreciates the honest language New York Historical Society uses in this post about the origins of the name Jim Crow. No sugarcoating, just telling it like it is.
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Why was it called #JimCrow? In the 1820s, Jim Crow was a #blackface minstrel character created by New Yorker Thomas "Daddy" Rice, a white stage performer. Rice played his character for laughs, and white audiences loved him, seeing Jim Crow as an accurate representation of an inferior race. As minstrel shows became all the rage, Jim Crow inspired the spread of racial stereotypes about black Americans, who were shown as laughable and inept, often less than human. … After the #CivilWar, this kind of racist imagery proliferated in pop culture. These caricatures were so popular—and so widespread in advertising, manufactured goods, art, and music—that they became part of everyday American life. They hung framed in family parlors, rested on kitchen tables, and decorated children's toys. The constant flow of visual messages made black Americans appear incapable of accomplishing the simplest tasks and undeserving of the rights of citizenship. As a result, the character's name became attached to some of the many legal and social measures meant to subjugate African Americans and guarantee white dominance. … Our exhibition "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow" is on view through March 3. 👆 Learn more about this eerily relevant exhibition at the link in bio. #BlackCitizenship #BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistoryisAmericanhistory . . . 📸 J. Ottmann Lith. Co. (New York), Jim Crow Ten Pins, ca. 1890–1910. The Liman Collection, New-York Historical Society. #nyhscollection #racism #blackhistory