Shawn Elgart, 2011 November 18
Shawn Elgart was born to African American parents in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. Elgart received a B.A. in psychology from San Diego State University in California and an M.S.Ed. in childhood education from Hunter College in New York City.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Elgart discusses her interracial and interfaith marriage; childhood experiences in a single-parent household; conversion to Judaism; daughter's relationship with extended family members; and mother's adolescent years and early adulthood. Interview conducted by April Reynosa.
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.