The Woman in the Iron Coffin

Uncovering NYC: New York City’s First Free Black Communities – Weeksville

A closer look at the history and legacy of Weeksville, Brooklyn.

To learn more about the history of Weeksville and to get a tour of the historic Hunterfly Road Houses, visit the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Watch Uncovering NYC: New York City’s First Free Black Communities – Newtown

Watch Uncovering NYC: New York City’s First Free Black Communities – Seneca Village

Secrets of the Dead: The Woman in the Iron Coffin Premieres Wednesday, October 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Streams October 4 via pbs.org/secrets and PBS apps


Executive Producer: Stephanie Carter
Producer/Director: Jacqueline Medina
Producer: Hanna Rioseco
Editor: Ben Phelps
Cinematography: Chelsea Rugg
Camera and Sound: Daniel Rivera
Color Correction: Erin McIntyre
Re-recording Mixer: Gerard Collins
Graphics: Kyle Sweet

Special Thanks To:
Weeksville Heritage Center
Rob Fields
Alphonse Fabien
Stephanye Watts
Dr. Prithi Kanakamedala

Image Credits:
Weeksville Heritage Center
New York Police Department
New York Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library
State Library and Archives of Florida
Library of Congress

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