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Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations in the NYT

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I was an oral historian for the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations Project (CBBG) started by Sady Sullivan at Brooklyn Historical Society from 2012-2014. The project was featured on the cover of the Arts Section of the New York Times. For an example of the work of CBBG, You can listen to my interview with fantastic dancer Caroline Fermin here.

When we did the census a few times, she would be on the phone with them and they’d be like, “Well, whatever language you speak at home is what race you are. My mom would be furious. Having to choose I felt like was the hardest part.

-Caroline Fermin