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

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Brooklyn 11201

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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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Shawnta Smith, 2012 June 10

Biographical note

Shawnta Smith was born to a Belizean American mother and a Jamaican father and raised in the East Flatbush and Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Smith received a B.S. in queer women's studies from the City University of New York, and an M.L.S. and M.F.A. in fiction from Queens College, all located in New York City. She worked as an archivist at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and as reference librarian at the City University of New York.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is restricted. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Gangs -- New York (State) -- Kings Country
  • Jamaicans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Queer identity
  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Family violence

Subject Places

  • East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)