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GE-50429-11

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Deborah F. Schwartz (Project Director: August 2010 to present)

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

Planning of a website including exhibits and online scholar-led discussions, and related public programs about understanding, in historical perspective, the overlapping cultural identities of families of mixed race, ethnicity, or nationality.

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) seeks $75,000 (total project budget $215,222) for planning Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn, a multi-faceted interpretive website comprising sharply-focused, multi-media mini exhibitions; oral histories collected between 1973 and the present; an historic timeline; scholarly commentary and scholar-led discussion forums; and a series of public programs and events that explore the history of mixed-heritage families living in Brooklyn. This project, designed to create a deep and sustained focus on an essential aspect of American culture, encourages the public to recognize that the history of cross-cultural unions and children of mixed heritage is fundamental to understanding American history.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2011 – 3/31/2012