Sheila Bligen and Barbara Chambers, 2014 May 6
Sheila Bligen was born to African American parents and raised in New York City. She graduated from the Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan, New York and worked at Verizon Communications.
Barbara Chambers was born to African American parents in Darby, Pennsylvania and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. She attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a secretary with the United States Department of Defense and at Verizon Communications.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Blingen and Chambers both discuss their childhoods in New York City; courtship and marriage; artistic interests; and impressions of the Civil Rights Movement. Interview conducted by Rebecca Jacobs.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.