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Date: Time Period: 2005-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25392
Description: Mohamed’s father helped Mohamed purchase a house in South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill in May 2005. The house was meant for Mohamed and his sisters. Richmond Hill is the setting for the Queens' Caribbean ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27655
Description: Kewulay Kamara states that being 'black' isn't an identity, nor should it be. He says that it's racialization of people, skin color and history. He says the biggest challenge in coming to America from ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20587
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that when she moved to the United States she wanted to preserve her traditions by continuing to wear a sari and bindi. People asked her a lot of questions about her style of dress. W ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Subject: Racism | Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19868
Description: One time during his childhood, twenty white kids stole Ralph’s bicycle. The kids thought that Ralph had stolen the bicycle from one of their friends. After finding out their mistake, they returned his ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Subject: Racism | Religion
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25398
Description: Everyone got along before the Civil Right Era, there was no big deal internally. As he got older, he understood that people were not treated right on the outside and things had to change. Pomonok was ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20599
Description: Nilda Tirado and her sister Rosa bought their house in Waldheim in 1972. The had previously lived in an apartment. When they started fixing it up before moving in, her mother fell down the stairs and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20277
Description: Dolores describes facing the challenges of racism and the difficulties of being called names. Despite this, she remembers how her father taught her to be proud of her Filipino heritage. She talks abou ... More
Date: Time Period: 1948-1998
Subject: Racism | Segregation
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:28964
Description: Jeffrion Aubry talks about his experience with racism. He discusses the first time he felt different because of the color of his skin. He also discusses travelling to New Orleans with his father and h ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940s-1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:28966
Description: Jeffrion Aubry talks about growing up in Corona and East Elmhurst, Queens, and his college years in Santa Fe, during the Civil Rights Movement. He discusses his experiences with racism and segregation ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20606
Description: African Americans living in Flushing date back to colonial times. In the 1800's 200f the population were African Americans who were slaves. The Irish settled in Flushing in the 1840's, and went to St. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20603
Description: Richard Hourahan, collections manager of the Queens Historical Society, speaks from Kingsland Manor, the 18th century home of influential Flushing residents, the King family. Hourahan speaks about the ... More
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