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

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Janise Mitchell, 2014 February 21

Biographical note

Janise Mitchell was born to African American parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell majored in communications and minored in theater at Temple University in Philadelphia. She lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a social studies teacher.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Mitchell discusses her childhood in Philadelphia; courtship and marriage to her husband; their experiences as an interracial couple; and raising their children in Brooklyn, New York during the 1980s. Interview conducted by Jeanmarie Theobalds.

Related Materials

Oral history with Janise Mitchell's daughter, Jasmine Mitchell, 2011.019.055.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the 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

  • Crime -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Parenthood
  • Interpersonal racism
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Racially mixed families
  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Interracial marriage
  • African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Subject Places

  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)