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Guide to the Crown Heights History Project collection 1994.006

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Creator: Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Title: Crown Heights History Project collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1993-1994
Dates [bulk]: 1993
Abstract: Oral Histories include recordings collected through the Crown Heights History Project, undertaken by a partnership of cultural institutions led by Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) in 1993. The recordings contain over forty voices with perspectives on the racial tensions and discrimination that preceded three days of violence and unrest in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1991, the actions of the police, city government and mass media during the crisis, and the forms of reconciliation in the succeeding months. Among the narrators are Jamaican Americans, Guyanese Americans, Lubavitcher Jewish Americans, Reformed Jewish Americans, descendants of European and Russian Jews, and African Americans with roots in the Southern United States.
Quantity: 76.31 Gigabytes in 247 files, total running time: 38 hours, 7 minutes, 56 seconds; 3.31 linear feet in 1 record box, 3 document boxes, 2 flat boxes
Call Phrase: 1994.006
Sponsor: The oral histories were processed and described with funding from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and as part of the projects, 'Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn's Cultural Identity,' funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and 'Voices of Crown Heights,' funded by New York Community Trust.