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Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Murray, Elizabeth, Murray, Elizabeth. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Nov 2005

Murray, Elizabeth, Murray, Elizabeth. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

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Her family moved from Harlem in 1941. Her father was a Transit Worker in the Subway Division and her mother was a seamstress from their home. They moved into a 3 family house on Home Street. Growing up there was a rich street life. She saw the racial makeup of her street change from mostly German and Jewish to mostly African American. She attended PS 63 and really enjoyed herself there. The school was pretty diverse. Her family attended Caldwell AME Zion Church. This was a powerful force in her life and in the community. Even though she lived in ...


Owens, Jimmy Interview 1, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Oct 2005

Owens, Jimmy Interview 1, Owens, Jimmy. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

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Marshall, Gloria And Ronald, Marshall, Gloria And Ronald. Bronx African American History Project May 2005

Marshall, Gloria And Ronald, Marshall, Gloria And Ronald. Bronx African American History Project

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Ronald’s parents moved north during the Great Migration in the 1930’s. His father got a job with the US Postal Service at a New York Post Office and heard that the Bronx was a nice place to live, so he decided to move the family to 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. From 3rd avenue, the family moved to Union Avenue between 166th and 167th. Gloria’s family moved from Manhattan to the Bronx in the early 1940’s to Franklin Avenue between 167th and 168th. Her family moved to the Bronx because ...


Brown, Rosemary, Brown, Rosemary. Bronx African American History Project Apr 2005

Brown, Rosemary, Brown, Rosemary. Bronx African American History Project

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Rosemary Brown, a civil rights activist and long-time Bronx resident, was interviewed for the Bronx African American History Project on April 21, 2005. Rosemary Brown and her large family of eight (eventually nine) first moved from Harlem to 1319 Prospect Ave. at the corner of 168th Street in 1940, when the Bronx was an especially good place for African American families, because it offered schools, better apartments, safer conditions, and a community where everyone looked out for each other. Prospect Ave. was a tree-lined block where children could play outside, and had residents of various races. The integrated community ...


Roberts, Talibah, Roberts, Talibah. Interview: Bronx African American History Project Mar 2005

Roberts, Talibah, Roberts, Talibah. Interview: Bronx African American History Project

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Talibah Roberts was born in 1966 and grew up on Crotona Park East in the Bronx. Her father was African-American and her mother was born in Puerto Rico. Growing up Talibah identified herself more as a Puerto Rican because she was primarily raised by her mother, although her father lived nearby and was involved in her life as well. Her mother moved to Crotona Park East in 1965 right around the time of the November 1965 blackouts in that neighborhood. Her parents both worked as a sort of informal catering business for the community to bring in some extra income ...