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

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 08, 2021
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 Revised by Maggie Schreiner Revised by Amy Lau  , June 2019 , March 2021

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Alexander David, 2012 January 13

Biographical note

Alexander David was born to a Chinese American mother and a Jewish Canadian father in New York City. He was raised in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, New York, where he played a variety of sports and founded a club for mixed race students. David studied biomedical engineering as a Macaulay Honors student at City College of New York in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, David discusses his racial identity; childhood in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn; parents' courtship and marriage; and academic, social, and athletic experiences in middle school, high school, and college. Interview conducted by Amna Ahmad.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the full interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Student life and customs -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Race identity
  • Racially mixed families
  • School sports -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)