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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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Teresa Wiltz, 2014 May 9

Biographical note

Teresa Wiltz was born to African American parents in Washington, D.C. She was raised in Staten Island, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. Wiltz received a B.A. in playwriting from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and worked as a journalist for the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Wiltz discusses her African, Creole, European, and Native American ancestry; parents' experiences growing up during segregation in the South; and connections to New Orleans, Louisiana, where her father was raised. Interview conducted by Jennifer Scott.

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

  • Segregation -- United States
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Education -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • Bullying in schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • Bullying in schools -- New York (State) -- Staten Island
  • African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta
  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Staten Island
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Race identity

Subject Places

  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)