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

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Jessica Chen Drammeh, 2012 May 20

Biographical note

Jessica Chen Drammeh was born to a Chinese mother and a mixed heritage American father and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. Drammeh received a B.F.A. in film and television production from New York University in New York City. She directed and produced "Anomaly," a documentary film about mixed race Americans.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Drammeh discusses her childhood; Chinese heritage; incidents of racially-motivated bullying; mother's death; impressions of community identity in the the Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn; involvement in the mixed race community; and production of her documentary film, "Anomaly." Interview conducted by Rita Renedo.

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.

Subject Topics

  • Bullying in schools -- West Virginia -- Wheeling
  • Chinese Americans -- West Virginia -- Wheeling
  • Community identity -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Documentary films
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people
  • Wheeling (W. Va.)

Subject Places

  • Boerum Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration