This self-guided walking tour explore’s the neighborhood’s rich history as a home to many famous and influential Black artists. While there are countless local artists who lead incredible lives and merit attention, this tour focuses on eight different individuals who used the neighborhood as their muse and helped define the artistic community’s lasting legacy as an enclave for Black artists.
Before embarking on the self-guided walking tour, please review the suggested route map and note that navigation directions are available within the tour recording at the beginning of each episode.
IF YOU WISH TO LISTEN TO THE WALKING TOUR PODCAST ON A MOBILE DEVICE, YOU MAY ACCESS THE FREE TOUR THROUGH THE iTUNES STORE.
Click through the slideshow below to listen to each episode:
Interested in taking a guided neighborhood walking tours?
Please visit the events calendar during summer months to find free guided historic walking tours around Myrtle Avenue.
Credits and Acknowledgements
The audio version of this tour was produced by Femme Vocale, with narration generously donated by Dave Fennoy and Crystal Sershen.
Thank you to BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for information from the past exhibit, “Wesley Fagan: A Life in Pictures.”
Click here to view a bibliography of sources consulted in the writing of the walking tour script.