Category Archives: Oral History

The Emancipation Proclamation: Copperheads Respond

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. The American political landscape was marked by many different and complicated factions during the Civil … Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Multiraciality: CBBG Event Recap

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG), a project of Brooklyn Historical Society, is an oral history project and public programming series that examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn.  … Continue reading

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A School Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society’s oral history collections contain wonderful childhood memories of street games like stoop ball and skully, and trips to Prospect Park and Coney Island. It’s amazing the details that people remember from 60 to 80 years ago, such … Continue reading

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Writings from Racial Realities

BHS is pleased to announce the publishing of Writings from Racial Realities – seven personal stories written by students who participated in a workshop lead by Svetlana Kitto: This collection includes stories about Blackness; Americanness; international identities; sexism and dating; memories … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Navy Yard at War

We are very pleased to see Brooklynites Carmela Zuza and Clarence Irving featured in this great video as part of New-York Historical Society’s new exhibition WWII & NYC: You can see more from this exhibition on The New York Home Front … Continue reading

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