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Guide to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories 2008.030

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Stanton-Gilkes, Delwyn, 2008 May 14

Biographical / Historical

At the time of the 2008 interview, Delwyn Stanton-Gilkes was the resident African drumming instructor at Restoration's Youth Arts Academy.

Scope and Contents

In this short interview, Delwyn Stanton-Gilkes describes the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn; its residents, culture, and changes -- such as gentrification and racial mixing -- brought on by economic development. He discusses his life's association with Restoration's Youth Arts Academy, and the impact it's had on his life. Interview conducted by Anasa Scott.

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Subject Names

  • Stanton-Gilkes, Delwyn

Subject Organizations

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Youth Arts Academy

Subject Topics

  • Community centers -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dancers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Economic development -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Education -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Musicians -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Performing arts -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)