Appleseed’s executive director David Tipson and Kelly Bare penned an op-ed explaining how the current interpretive scheme at Lefferts Historic House Museum in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park centers the white family that lived in the house to the exclusion of the sometimes more numerous enslaved Black people who also lived in the structure.

Read the op-ed.

Read Appleseed’s 2017 research memorandum with more details.

Read Appleseed’s comments on the Draft Where We Live NYC plan (p. 11) explaining why promoting public understanding of the history of racial injustice at public sites like the Lefferts Historic House is critical to fostering truly integrated communities.

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Op-ed on Lefferts House by David Tipson and Kelly Bare