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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Geo Wyeth, 2014 June 4

Geographical note

Geo Wyeth was born to an African American mother and a white American father in New York City. He was raised in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey. Wyeth received a B.A. in American studies from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Following graduation, he moved to the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and worked at Apple, Inc. and as a freelance writer, musician, and artist.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Wyeth discusses his racial and gender identities; incidents of racism and bullying in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey; relationship to the artistic community; and his mother's experiences growing up in Washington, D.C. as schools were desegregated. Interview conducted by Svetlana Kitto.

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.

Document Type

  • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Artists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Bullying in schools -- New Jersey -- Montclair
  • Bullying in schools -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Crime -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Gender identity
  • Queer identity
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Montclair (N.J.)