Sergia Andrade, 2013 May 29; 2013 November 25
Sergia Andrade was born to Cabo Verdean parents in France. She was raised in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended boarding school in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Andrade received a B.A. in international studies from City College and studied social work at Hunter College, both located in New York City. She worked as a case coordinator at the Vera Institute of Justice.
Scope and Contents
In the interviews, Andrade discusses her racial and political identities; encounters with racism; appreciation of African and Caribbean cultures; parents' courtship, marriage, and divorce; maternal grandparents' ethnic and racial identities; father's experiences with racism and segregation in colonial Cabo Verde; and experiences raising her children in Brooklyn, New York. Interviews conducted by Charis Shafer.
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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.