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Gentrification Tour Takes a Closer Look at Our Community’s History


BFS families and colleagues are invited to a special event on Saturday morning, March 7, in which Black history, women’s history, and the changing fortunes of Downtown Brooklyn intersect and are brought into focus. The day will begin with a gentrification tour of downtown Brooklyn starting at 10am; there is no charge but registration is required and is on a first-come basis.

brooklyn ny map of streetsThis event has been organized and is sponsored by the BFS Service Learning and Civic Engagement Office in partnership with the BFF Service Learning and Civic Engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees. At 12noon, the BFS group is invited to attend a street co-naming ceremony and plaque unveiling in commemoration of Ida B. Wells at 4 MetroTech at Willoughby and Gold Streets, with a 1pm Reception at Oratory Hall, 111 Willoughby Street. This event, a celebration of Brooklyn’s history, is sponsored by nine civic leaders and organizations, including our neighbor, NYU.

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was an investigative journalist, teacher, feminist, anti-lynching crusader, early civil rights leader, and a resident of Gold Street in Brooklyn.