Catherine Leung, 2012 November 27
Catherine Leung was born to a mixed heritage American mother and a Chinese American father and raised in the Park Slope and DUMBO neighborhoods of Brooklyn. She attended Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Leung discusses her racial identity; encounters with racism and racial stereotypes; parents’ courtship, marriage, and divorce; father’s connection to Chinese culture; mother’s Assyrian heritage; and involvement in community building organizations at Smith College. Interview conducted by Sady Sullivan.
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.