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Guide to Voices of Crown Heights oral histories 2016.027

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Brett Dion

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 19, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ali, Zaheer
Creator: Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn Movement Center (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator - ivr: Johnson, Walis
Creator - ivr: Kitto, Svetlana
Creator - ivr: Mondésir, Obden
Creator - ivr: Okechukwu, Amaka
Creator: Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
Title: Voices of Crown Heights oral histories
Dates [inclusive]: 2016-2017
Dates [bulk]: 2017
Abstract: This collection includes oral histories conducted by Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC), and Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) beginning in 2016 and collected and arranged by BHS in 2017. The assembled collection was part of broader programming efforts by the three organizations to commemorate and examine the transforming Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn a quarter-century after the August 1991 conflicts and unrest sometimes called "the Crown Heights riot." The oral history collection features a broad range of narrators; educators, community organizers, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, bloggers, and longtime neighborhood residents, who describe the changes they have observed in their neighborhood over decades.
Quantity: 42 Gigabytes in 119 files; Running time (of described records): 66 hours, 34 minutes, 20 seconds. All recordings and transcripts were born-digital.
Call Phrase: 2016.027
Sponsor: The collection was processed and described with funding by New York Community Trust.