Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in library and/or archives with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.

The Commendable Melissa Morrone

QUESTION: timeline of activism in brooklyn 1960-TODAY

question / pregunta: 

Hello! I am looking for social/political histories of 4 neighborhoods in Brooklyn from the 1960s forward; the neighborhoods are Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Kensington and Flatlands. Any information that can help me towards creating activism timelines in these areas is great! Also, I'm looking for information on the 1968 New York Teacher's Strike centered in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, and the Beth-El Hospital Workers Strike, which I believe was in 1962.

This project will eventually be focused on existing vacant lots in these neighborhoods so any tips on/histories of/ information on vacant lots in brooklyn or these specific neighborhoods would be great!


Book sources for Crown Heights Riot


Here are some sources I found on the subject...

Shapiro, Edward S. 2006. Crown Heights: Blacks, Jews, and the 1991 Brooklyn Riot. (You can check out the contents on Google book search)

Goldschmidt, Henry. 2006. Race and Religion Among the Chosen Peoples of Crown Heights. Published by Rutgers University Press. (Also visible on Google book search)

Fortis, Cherie (Producer). Fires in the mirror [videorecording] : Crown Heights, Brooklyn and other identities
Summary: On Aug. 19, 1991 in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.) a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence. (Book with same name also available, written by Anna Deavere Smith)

Related Question

QUESTION: Crown Heights Riot

question / pregunta: 

Are there any radical texts about the Crown Heights Riot in 1991? I'm particularly interested in texts written in NYC around the time that they happened, but any radical text on the subject is welcome, particularly those dealing with anti-semitism and racism vis-a-vis the riot.

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