Call Number: 1977.177
Extent: 0.05 Linear feet, in two folders and one bound volume.
This collection includes various records of the Gates Avenue Association spanning the period 1922 to 1944, including a minute book, correspondence, a list of residents and property owners for 1936, and various announcements and notes of the Association. The materials illuminate the Association’s regular activities and operations, as well as its opposition to the arrival of African Americans in the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1922, the Gates Avenue Association was formed in response, in part, to the movements of African Americans into the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, a demographic change which some of the older residents opposed.
- Gates Avenue Association (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
- Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Social conditions
- Clinton Hill (New York, N.Y.)
- African Americans — New York (State) — Kings County
- Citizens’ associations — New York (State) — Kings County
- Discrimination in housing — New York (State) — Kings County
- Race discrimination — New York (State) — Kings County