Searching for Brooklyn's Freedom Village: a free black community in Lincoln's Illinois.

Joseph M. Galloy, Miranda L. Yancey

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Abstract

The article reports on the geographical location and inhabitants of Brooklyn, Illinois. Archaeological investigations were conducted to locate the town's founding settlement known as the Freedom Village. Brooklyn is said to be the only remaining early African-American settlement established in the greater St. Louis region. It thrived on the meat-packing and manufacturing jobs but was economically devastated after World War II. Priscilla Baltimore, a slave who brought her freedom from her earnings from a ferry business, was the founder of Brooklyn.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Volume44
Issue number3/4
StatePublished - 2009

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