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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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Stephanie Skaff, 2011 December 8

Biographical note

Stephanie Skaff was born to parents with Lebanese, Polish, Irish, and German heritage and raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. Skaff lived in New York City and worked as an artist and activist on anti-gun violence campaigns.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Skaff discusses her ethnic identity; Lebanese heritage; experiences with racism and racial profiling in Brooklyn, New York; parents' marriage and divorce; relatives' perceptions of race; and travel experiences in Morocco. Interview conducted by Katrina Grigg-Saito.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is restricted. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Crime -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Ethnic identity
  • Interethnic marriage
  • Lebanese Americans -- Ohio -- Perysburg
  • Racial stereotyping -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Clinton Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Morocco
  • Perrysburg (Ohio)