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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Geo Wyeth, 2014 June 4

Geographical note

Geo Wyeth was born to an African American mother and a white American father in New York City. He was raised in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey. Wyeth received a B.A. in American studies from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Following graduation, he moved to the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and worked at Apple, Inc. and as a freelance writer, musician, and artist.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Wyeth discusses his racial and gender identities; incidents of racism and bullying in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan and Montclair, New Jersey; relationship to the artistic community; and his mother's experiences growing up in Washington, D.C. as schools were desegregated. Interview conducted by Svetlana Kitto.

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.

Document Type

  • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Crime -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Bullying in schools -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Gender identity
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Bullying in schools -- New Jersey -- Montclair
  • Artists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Race identity
  • Queer identity
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed families

Subject Places

  • Montclair (N.J.)