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

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

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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Sergia Andrade, 2013 May 29; 2013 November 25

Biographical note

Sergia Andrade was born to Cabo Verdean parents in France. She was raised in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended boarding school in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Andrade received a B.A. in international studies from City College and studied social work at Hunter College, both located in New York City. She worked as a case coordinator at the Vera Institute of Justice.

Scope and Contents

In the interviews, Andrade discusses her racial and political identities; encounters with racism; appreciation of African and Caribbean cultures; parents' courtship, marriage, and divorce; maternal grandparents' ethnic and racial identities; father's experiences with racism and segregation in colonial Cabo Verde; and experiences raising her children in Brooklyn, New York. Interviews conducted by Charis Shafer.

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

  • Racially mixed people
  • Race identity
  • Interpersonal racism
  • Cabo Verdeans -- Portugal
  • Boarding schools -- Massachusetts -- Wellesley
  • Social work -- New York (State)
  • Racism in education

Subject Places

  • France
  • Cabo Verde
  • Boerum Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration