Author Archives: Emily Ramirez

East New York Then, Now, and in the Future

BHS hosted a panel discussion entitled “A Biography of East New York” on Tuesday, July 14, about how this Brooklyn neighborhood got to where it is today and where it is headed in the future. Moderated by Jarrett Murphy, the … Continue reading

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Ginger Adams Otis and The Vulcan Society

On Tuesday, July 7, Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a book talk with Ginger Adams Otis, author of Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest, a book about the traditions and infrastructure that shape the FDNY and the impressive … Continue reading

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Recent Changing Demographics Challenge Racial Categories in America

On Wednesday, June 17th, we welcomed internationally recognized demographer and author of Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America, William Frey, to talk about how multiracial marriages and internal migration patterns are changing American demographics. The event was … Continue reading

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Our 4th Annual: What Are You? Sparked Dialogue on Identity and Mixed Heritage

On Monday, June 8th, we hosted our 4th Annual: What Are You?, an event initiated by our Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (CBBG) program. From 2011 to 2014, CBBG collected oral histories of mixed-heritage Brooklynites and created public programs that provided … Continue reading

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