Tag Archives: Brooklyn History

A Magnolia Tree Grows in Brooklyn

  Note: The events described in this post took place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the 1960s and 70s, and were part of a larger story of civil rights activism across Brooklyn. For more resources on the history … Continue reading

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The Frank J. Trezza Brooklyn Navy Yard Collection

The origins of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard) date back to1801, when the United States Navy acquired what had previously been a small, privately owned shipyard in order to construct naval vessels. By … Continue reading

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To Gravesend and Back

Last week’s guest post was so well received, we thought we’d try it again this week. Today’s post is from Joseph Ditta, BHS friend, Reference Librarian at the New-York Historical Society, and born-and-bred Brooklynite. Joseph has a great new book … Continue reading

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Welcome!

The Brooklyn Historical Society began our Oral History Program in 2006 to collect important audio documents: primary sources about people, ideas, and events that make up the history of 21st century Brooklyn. In December 2007, we opened our Oral History … Continue reading

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