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Guide to the Listen to This: Crown Heights Oral History collection
||Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
||Crow Hill Community Association (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
||Paul Robeson High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
||Listen to This: Crown Heights Oral History collection
||This collection of forty-three oral history interviews with Brooklyn's Crown Heights
neighborhood residents was donated to the Brooklyn Historical Society by project director
Alexandra Kelly. The interviews were conducted in 2010 with the help of the Crow Hill
Community Association and five students from Paul Robeson High School who came to
the project through the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP). Included are
perspectives from community activists, artists, business owners, retirees and young
people. Many are native to the New York metropolitan area. Several others have come
from other states, as well as Caribbean nations and Central American countries. Narrators
discuss the history of Crown Heights, their childhood and schooling, the changing
landscape and ethnic makeup of the community over decades, their parenting and careers,
volunteerism and activism, and mentoring or advising young people.
||15.9 gigabytes in 187 files, total running time: 21 hr., 17 min., 51 sec.; .21 linear feet in 1 document
||This collection was processed and described 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