The grandparents of Margaret Wilson, 80, were the first family to move into Aberdeen Gardens in 1937. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
Cynthia Young-Lee, right, talks with Margaret Wilson during the annual fish fry at Aberdeen Gardens. (Ryan M. Kelly for The Post)
Painters in Aberdeen Gardens in 1936. It was the first federal project created for African Americans under the New Deal, and the only one with a black architect, supervisor and laborers. (Library of Congress)
Aberdeen Gardens, built through a New Deal grant for working-class black families, is working to preserve its past as the state commemorates the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in the English colony.
Prosecutors were adamant that all evidence pointed to Swearingen as the killer of a 19-year-old woman in 1998. Before his death, Swearingen told The Post: “Today the state of Texas murdered an innocent man.”