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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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Aglaye Metellus, 2014 June 16

Biographical note

Aglaye Metellus was born to a Haitian mother and a Cuban father and raised in Nyack, New York. Metellus studied psychology and health services administration at Lehman College and received an M.S. in drug regulatory affairs from Long Island University, both located in New York City. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Metellus discusses her Haitian and Cuban heritage; parents' courtship; experiences growing up with ten siblings; and impressions of multiculturalism and diversity in Nyack, New York. 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

  • Cubans -- New York (State) -- Nyack
  • Cultural diversity
  • Haitians -- New York (State) -- Nyack
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Nyack (N.Y.)