c. Left, Adama Delphine Fawundu c. Right, Obed Obwoge

Adama Delphine Fawundu: Ancestral Whispers

Prospect Park Alliance’s first ever ReImagine Lefferts Artist in Residence, Adama Delphine Fawundu’s site-specific work, Ancestral Whispers, is informed by Prospect Park Alliance’s research into the lives of Africans enslaved by the Lefferts family. To date, the Alliance has identified 25 people enslaved by the Lefferts family at the house between its construction in 1783 and the abolition of slavery in New York in 1827. Fawundu has created 25 fabric banners that transform the house’s Flatbush Avenue facade, inspired by and honoring the heroism of the 25 Africans enslaved by the Lefferts family. Plus, view Fawundu’s 2020 performance piece, In the Face of History Freedom Cape, which was filmed in part in Prospect Park and Lefferts Historic House, and more on display at Lefferts Historic House through December 1, 2024. Please note that the display is daily viewable from the exterior, and the interior is viewable during open hours: prospectpark.org/lefferts