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Flatbush + Main Episode 08: Brooklyn’s Veterans

In Episode 08 of Brooklyn Historical Society’s podcast Flatbush + Main, co-hosts Zaheer Ali and Julie Golia explore the legacy of veterans from Brooklyn and beyond, and consider the ways that historians have analyzed the often fraught history of American veterans. In the first segment, Julie and Zaheer sit down with historian Phil Napoli to discuss the the historical meanings of the American veteran throughout history. Phil also discusses his work interviewing New York City’s Vietnam Vets, and the essential role that oral histories can play in the preservation of veterans’ experiences. Our hosts head into the archives with BHS Assistant Curator Erin Wuebker to learn the stories embedded in one Civil War-era surgeon’s kit. in “Voices of Brooklyn,” they listen to and honor the experiences of Second Lieutenant Joan Furey, a Brooklynite who served in Vietnam. Following endorsements, Zaheer and Julie offer their thoughts on the recent presidential election and the importance of historical thinking in this unprecedented political age. Continue reading

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Women Veterans

Here’s more information about this event next week: Women Veterans: Citizen-Soldiers in Changing Times Thursday, March 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM *This BHS event is being held around the corner from BHS at the Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street* Women … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Women

Yesterday, I was getting some ducks in order for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Oral History Project we’re working on and browsing through some audio recordings to double check dates of birth and I happened to listen to two striking moments. … Continue reading

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Citizen Soldiers

While We Lie Sleeping, a silent short film by Monica Sharf, is a tribute to those who have served or are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It’s a provocative addition to the ‘support the troops and oppose the war’ … Continue reading

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Citizen Soldiers

While We Lie Sleeping, a silent short film by Monica Sharf, is a tribute to those who have served or are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It’s a provocative addition to the ‘support the troops and oppose the war’ … Continue reading

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