Black History Month: Tell Us Your Coney Island Stories

Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, tell us your Coney Island stories! During these days of social distancing, you're invited to share and preserve your memories by recording an oral history via phone, Zoom or Skype.

We record audio interviews with people who live or work - past or present - in Coney Island and adjacent Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods or have a special connection to the place. 

Sign up for an appointment or listen to some of the more than 375 interviews in our online archive. Among the oral histories we will be sharing during Black History Month are David Head, former chairman of the Black History Committee for TWU Local 100, who tells the story of African-American inventor Granville T. Woods, and historian Eric K. Washington, who rediscovered African American artist E.J. Perry, a renowned silhouette cutter at Coney Island's Luna Park.


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