Tag Archives: Crossing Borders Bridging Generations

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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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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What It Means to Be Hapa

Today’s guest post is by Ken Tanabe, founder of Loving Day, a global movement for a new holiday to celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia.  Loving Day’s mission is to fight racial prejudice through education and to build multicultural community.  Ken will lead … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever

We’re getting ready for the 20th anniversary screening of Jungle Fever (1991) at BAM next Tuesday 11/15 7PM. People who haven’t seen the film an awhile remember that awesome Stevie Wonder song and that it was Halle Berry’s first film … Continue reading

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What Are You?

Today’s guest post is by Jen Chau, founder of Swirl, a multi-ethnic, anti-racist organization that promotes cross-cultural dialogue.  “What are you?” is one of those questions like “Where are you from, I mean from from?” that people pose (sometimes ungracefully) … Continue reading

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