Urgent! Online and Call In Action to Save 227 Duffield!

 227 Duffield Street, located on Abolitionist Place in downtown Brooklyn, is the last known standing historic site in Brooklyn where well-known abolitionists lived and where Black people found freedom through the Underground Railroad.  227 Duffield needs to landmarked and turned into a museum to preserve its important historical contribution to the fight against racism in the US.

The demolition of 227 Duffield is imminent—unless WE STOP it! Every call, email, and tweet matters!
  1. We are asking community members to contact Lisa Kersavage, Director of Landmark Preservation Commission:

Phone: 212-669-7817  

Phone Script: 
  • Please do not demolish 227 Duffield Street, located in Downtown Brooklyn

  • We need to landmark 227 Duffield, because it is well-documented that it was used as a meeting house for the abolitionist movement as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • We strongly believe that the site needs to be turned into a museum to preserve this important historic contribution to the fight against racism in the US.

Email: lkersavage@lpc.nyc.gov

Online form to email the Chair of the Landmark Preservation Commission: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/email-the-chair.page

 

Sample Email:

Hello,

I am writing to ask that you please not demolish 227 Duffield Street, located in Downtown Brooklyn. 

We need to landmark 227 Duffield, because it is well-documented that it was used as a meeting house for the abolitionist movement as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad. 

 

I strongly believe that the site needs to be turned into a museum to preserve this important historic contribution to the fight against racism in the US. 

 

Thank you,

[Your name here]

 

Tweet at: @LisaKersavage

Sample Tweet: @LisaKersavage Pls do not demolish Black history! Landmark #227DuffieldStreet and honor its role in the Underground Railroad & the abolitionist movement! #Save227Duffield #BlackLandmarksMatter #BrooklynIsNotforSale #BlackHistoryMatters #PreserveBlackHistory

Also please contact the Press Office for The Landmark Preservation Commission:  lpcpressoffice@lpc.nyc.gov or 212-669-7938

2.  We are asking community members to contact Letitia James, Attorney General of New York and ask her to:

  • Please support the struggle to stop the demolition of 227 Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn

  • We need to landmark 227 Duffield, because it is well-documented that it was used as a meeting house for the abolitionist movement as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • We strongly believe that the site needs to be turned into a museum to preserve its important historic contribution to the fight against racism in the US.

Telephone: 212-416-6294 

Twitter: @TishJames or @NewYorkStateAG

Sample Tweet: @TishJames @NewYorkStateAG  Pls help #Save227Duffield, a stop on the Underground Railroad from being demolished!  Please join the fight to preserve Black History! #227DuffieldStreet must be landmarked and turned into a museum. #BlackLandmarksMatter #BlackHistoryMatters

Email Form:  https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general-letitia-james

3.  We are asking community members to Tweet at Mayor Bill de Blasio, ask him to:

@NYCmayorsoffice @BillDeBlasio Pls help #Save227Duffield, a stop on the Underground Railroad, from being demolished!  Please join the fight to preserve Black History! #227DuffieldStreet must be landmarked and turned into a museum. #BlackLandmarksMatter #BlackHistoryMatters

Please Sign & Circulate the Petition WIDELY to stop the Demolition of Black Landmark #Save227Duffield : http://chng.it/NWh5wN9pWt#BlackLandmarksMatter #BrooklynIsNotforSale #BlackHistoryMatters #PreserveBlackHistory

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