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Guide to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral histories 2008.030

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Brown, Naeemah, 2008 May 12

Biographical / Historical

Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Naeemah Brown became a dance instructor and choreographer. At the time of the 2008 interview, she had served as the African dance instructor at Restoration's Youth Arts Academy for over two years.

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Naeemah Brown discusses the small and deeply-interwoven African dance community of New York City. She talks of her connection to Restoration, and its impact on the lives of the residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Interview conducted by Anasa Scott.

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Subject Names

  • Brown, Naeemah

Subject Organizations

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Youth Arts Academy

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x Social life and customs
  • Dancers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Neighborhoods -- 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.)