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Aberdeen Gardens 158: Built By Us, For Us (Public Showing)
September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$20
The Public Premiere of the Documentary Aberdeen Gardens 158: Built By Us, For Us.
The documentary follows the history, heritage and future of historic Aberdeen Gardens. Built for and by African-Americans in 1935 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program, the neighborhood provided modern homes to African-American workers. The museum, dedicated in 2002, represents an original Aberdeen Gardens dwelling. The 440-acre subdivision consisted of 158 single family homes along with gardens for sustenance, a school, and a commercial center. The Hampton Institute-initiated project was designed as a model other African-American communities could emulate.