Aberdeen Gardens 158 Built By Us For US

Aberdeen Gardens 158: Built By Us For Us is a film produced by the Aberdeen Garden Foundation with support of a grant from the 400 Years of African American History Commission.  The community was designed and built in 1935 by African Americans as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Settlement. The neighborhood was established to provide African American shipping workers with modern homes in which to live and garden for sustenance.  Many felt it would not succeed; however, it still stands today as a monument to resilience. 

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To learn more about The Aberdeen Gardens 158: Built By Us For Us, please visit our website at Aberdeengardensfoundation.org OR contact The Historical Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens at (757) 722-2345.