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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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Conor Tomas Reed, 2014 June 4

Biographical note

Conor Tomas Reed was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an Irish American father in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in New York City and Texas. Reed attended the City College of New York and studied English at the Graduate Center at City University of New York, both located in New York City. He was actively involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Reed discusses his racial identity; educational experiences; parents’ activism with the nuclear disarmament movement; and his own activism, particularly with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.

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

  • Demonstrations -- United States
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Occupy movement -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Police brutality -- United States
  • Puerto Ricans -- Texas
  • Race identity
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Racially mixed families