The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation oral history
Repository: Brooklyn Historical Society
Collection Description (Extant): Brooklyn Historical Society and Restoration partnered on the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Oral History project in 2007-2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Restorationís founding as the first community development corporation (CDC) in the United States. 56 interviews were conducted with founding Board members, supporters, activists, artists, tenants, and other community members. Many of the interviewees were involved with Weeksville and Ocean Hill-Brownsville, and civil rights, black power, and other African-American movements.
Access Copy Note: There are no transcripts of the interviews, but recordings of the interviews can be heard in the BHS library.
Collection URL: http://brooklynhistory.org/library/wp/research-guides/african-american-history-subject-guide/
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 2008.030
Extent: 56 interviews
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights.
African American artists
African American neighborhoods
Civil rights movements--New York (State)
Civil rights workers--New York (State)
Community development corporations
Urban renewal--New York (State)