James A. Bland Houses | Queens (New York, N.Y.)

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Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20563
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe going to Aquacade in Flushing Meadows Park. Their neighbor gave them free tickets to the show in the summer. They describe the show, and compare it to an Esther Willia ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1960
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20571
Description: Lisa Stewart describes walking to Kissena Park in the snow and going on a special trip with her mother, Nettie Stewart, each year. Mrs. Stewart would take her children and their friends from the build ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20542
Description: Lisa Stewart describes her family being one of only two African American families in the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church, but feeling accepted and part of the community.
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20517
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe the foreign students (including Fidel Castro's son and daughter) who attended P.S. 20 John Bowne Elementary School in the 1960's. Lisa says classes were segregated wit ... More
Date: Time Period: 1951 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20645
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart say Flushing Creek was polluted for years until the Sky View shopping and housing development was built on its banks. Before that, residents in nearby Bland Houses could smell ... More
Date: Time Period: 1941 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20652
Description: Nettie Stewart moved with her parents from South Carolina in 1941 to Jamaica, Queens where her father worked as a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1951, Nettie and her husband m ... More
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