Thursday, June 10, 2010

Locals Pack the House for Crown Heights Oral History

Last night's culminating even was a huge success for the Crown Heights Oral History Project, as a crowd of well over 100 people packed LaunchPad to hear organizers and students discuss the project. We heard from CHCA President and longtime community activist Evangeline Porter, Councilwoman Letitia James, and several local educators from Brooklyn and Medgar Evers Colleges, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Historical Society (who are promoting the exhibit on their blog), and Paul Robeson High School, home to the five young ladies who made this all possible, and whose grace and poise was evident throughout the evening.

We heard three excerpts from interviews, but the entire collection can be heard for free at LaunchPad, where MP3 Players hang from the walls underneath photos of the interviewees. If you didn't make it last night (or even if you did), swing by LaunchPad soon to absorb all of the wit and wisdom these five students collected.


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