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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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Alece Oxendine, 2014 May 2

Biographical note

Alece Oxendine was born to African American parents in Greensboro, North Carolina and raised in Durham, North Carolina. Oxendine received a B.A. in English and mass communications from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and an M.A. in film studies from Columbia University in New York City. She worked in the film industry in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Oxendine discusses her racial identity; Native American heritage; encounters with racism; educational experiences; impressions of race and class divisions in her high school, college, and graduate school; parents’ courtship and marriage; and work on independent films. Interview conducted by Jennifer Scott.

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

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • African Americans -- North Carolina -- Durham
  • Cultural diversity
  • Education -- North Carolina -- Durham
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Independent films
  • Lumbee Indians -- North Carolina
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racism in education -- North Carolina -- Durham

Subject Places

  • Durham (N.C.)