50 Years of Integration
Creator: dmetes     Date Created: 08/29/2017

The images and audio featured in this album were donated in connection with a programming series that ran from November 2016 to April 2017 conducted by Queens Memory/Queens Library, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library. The series was funded by a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The series was called 50 Years of Integration: Personal Impacts of Demographic Changes on Shifting Neighborhoods in New York City. It focused on six distinct neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn, and asked both new and long-time residents to share personal histories, photos, memorabilia and artifacts through digitization events and community history programs. These events aimed to explore the impacts of the significant demographic changes that occurred in these communities since the mid-1960s. Earlier programs in the series featured speakers and engaged more deeply in the specific histories of Astoria, Corona and Flushing, where the Queens events were held.

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