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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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Teresa Wiltz, 2014 May 9

Biographical note

Teresa Wiltz was born to African American parents in Washington, D.C. She was raised in Staten Island, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. Wiltz received a B.A. in playwriting from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and worked as a journalist for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Wiltz discusses her African, Creole, European, and Native American ancestry; parents' experiences growing up during segregation in the South; and connections to New Orleans, Louisiana, where her father was raised. 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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Staten Island
  • Bullying in schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • Bullying in schools -- New York (State) -- Staten Island
  • Education -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race identity
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Segregation -- United States

Subject Places

  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)