About Hunterfly Road

The indie-publishing company behind “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist” is named Hunterfly Road Publishing. Every company has to start somewhere, and Hunterfly Road auspiciously begins with this inaugural triumph by the author Baye McNeil.

Hunterfly Road gets its name from a historical road that once existed in Brooklyn New York. It was a path used by the native Americans that lived in the area for centuries before the Dutch came upon it in the 1600s.

As this road twisted and curved its way through central Brooklyn, it passed through one of the first post-emancipation black communities, called Weeksville.

(See video below for more info on Weeksville)

Some homes from this period were “discovered” back in the 60s on remnants of Hunterfly Road. The story of Weeksville was the inspiration for the naming of this company. The spirit of perseverance, cooperation and community in the face of incredible adversity is at the heart of the works that will be released through Hunterfly Road in the years to come.

Weeksville homes on Hunterfly Road

The City Concealed: Weeksville from Thirteen.org on Vimeo.

2 thoughts on “About Hunterfly Road

  1. I am thrilled to learn about Hunterfly Road Publishers and would like more information. I was briefly involved in The Weeksville Project in its early years under the direction of Ms. Joan Maynard. Thank you for adopting the name Hunterfly Road.

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