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Flatbush + Main Episode 05: Whose Crown Heights?

In episode 05 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia do a deep dive into the history and future of Crown Heights, a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, on the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Crown Heights Riot. Throughout Crown Heights’ history, its many diverse residents have debated the boundaries, ownership, and meaning of this ever-evolvingĀ neighborhood. Julie and Zaheer consider how the question “Whose Crown Heights?” has shaped the neighborhood’s history from the 18th century to the present, they crack open the “Crown Heights” folder from the Vertical File in BHS’s Library and Archives, and listen to residents Rabbi Simon Jacobson and Iyedun Ince reflect on their relationship with and observations about Crown Heights. For complete show notes, go to brooklynhistory.org/flatbush-main. Continue reading

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Annette Gordon-Reed Wins 2009 Pulitzer for History

Congratulations are in order for author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed, whose book “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for History. Ms. Gordon-Reed, who also wrote “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” … Continue reading

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It’s Happening in Brooklyn!

BHS’s exhibit, It Happened in Brooklyn, has been drawing great attendance from NYC public school kids. You may not have known that BHS education staff was part of the Task Force that developed the Scope & Sequence curriculum guide used … Continue reading

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