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

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Julia Lipkins with assistance from Elena Locascio

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Anna Roberts, 2013 June 11

Biographical note

Anna Roberts was born to a white American mother and an African American father in upstate New York. Roberts received a B.A. in sociology and history from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She worked at the Relay Graduate School of Education and the Institute of International Education, both located in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Roberts discusses her interest in sociology and education; experiences attending public and private schools; relationships with siblings; parents' courtship and marriage; and relatives' interracial relationships. Interview conducted by Alexandra Kelly.

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

  • Racially mixed people
  • Education, Higher -- Massachusetts -- Northampton
  • Racially mixed families
  • Student life and customs -- Northeastern States
  • Education -- Northeastern States

Subject Places

  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
  • Larchmont (N.Y.)