BROOKLYN - The Brooklyn Preservation Council is urging the city to bring deserved recognition to a historic church.

Council members are asking the Parks Department to install a sign in Cadman Plaza, located near the former site of the First Baptist Church. The sign would commemorate the building's role in the abolitionist movement.

It was part of a network of churches and organizations that secretly housed slaves along the Underground Railroad.

Preservation Council President Robert Furman helped produce a model of the plaque, which is expected to cost $60,000.