The Black Bucket List Hits Up Bed-Stuy

The Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood's "do or die" attitude dates back to the 1830s. Weeksville, a completely self-sufficient black community, was truly "for us, by us."

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The Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood's "do or die" attitude dates back to the 1830s. Weeksville, a completely self-sufficient black community, was truly "for us, by us."

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