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ReImagine Lefferts Reception

Adama Delphine Fawundu Exhibit + Interpretive Plan Unveiling

Join Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate a milestone in our ReImagine Lefferts initiative: the unveiling of work by our first Artist in Residence, Adama Delphine Fawundu, and of a new interpretive plan for the museum by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

RSVP: prospectpark.org/lefferts-reception

Native Brooklynite and 2024 Guggenheim Fellow, Adama Delphine Fawundu has created a site-specific installation inspired by the research the Alliance has conducted into the lives of Africans enslaved by the Lefferts family, which to date has identified 25 people enslaved at the house between its 1783 construction and the 1827 abolition of slavery in New York. Fawundu’s installation transforms the Flatbush Avenue facade of the house with 25 textile pieces, each paying homage to the everyday heroism of these individuals. 

The new interpretive plan for the museum, created by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, designers of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, was developed through collaboration and engagement with descendant and neighboring communities, culture bearers, scholars, artists and civic leaders over the course of the past year.

ReImagine Lefferts, funded through a Humanities in Place grant from the Mellon Foundation, explores the lives, resistance and resilience of the Indigenous people of Lenapehoking, whose unceded ancestral lands the park and house rest upon, and the Africans enslaved by the Lefferts.

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