MetroFocus

BROOKLYN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Clip: 02/25/2021 | 12m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

In the mid-19th century, 227 Duffield Street was owned by abolitionist couple Harriet and Thomas Truesdell and there is reason to believe that their home may have served as a temporary stop for those escaping slavery on the underground railroad. Historian and preservationist, Michael Henry Adams explains why this small brick home in Brooklyn should be honored as a historic landmark.

Aired: 02/25/21

Rating: NR

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MetroFocus is a local public television program presented by THIRTEEN.