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

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Leslie Gordon, 2013 May 12

Biographical note

Leslie Gordon was born to a white American Jewish mother and a mixed race American father in Berkeley, California. Gordon received a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lived in New York City and worked as a development associate for Education Through Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing music programs to inner city schools.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Gordon discusses her racial identity; interracial relationships; impressions of cultural diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area; parents' courtship and marriage; father's African American, Native American, and German heritage; and impressions of family businesses founded by her grandparents. Interview conducted by Jonathan Tarleton.

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

  • Cultural diversity
  • Education -- California -- Berkeley
  • Education, Higher -- North Carolina -- Chapel Hill
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Berkeley (Calif.)