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

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Pete Beveridge, 2012 May 23

Biographical note

Pete Beveridge was born to white American parents in Newton, Massachusetts and raised in New York City. He received a B.A. in history from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an M.A. in African history from Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of Domestic Diversity, a memoir.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Beveridge discusses his student life; interest in African history, civil rights, and communism; political activism that led to FBI scrutiny; courtship and marriage to his African American wife; prejudice and racism they experienced as an interracial couple in the 1950s and 1960s; and adopting and raising his son. Interview conducted by Sady Sullivan.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: cbbg.brooklynhistory.org. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Community activists -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Discrimination in housing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Interracial marriage
  • Racially mixed families
  • Segregation -- New York (State) -- New York