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NYPL Oral History Project: Bridging Our Stories: Eric K. Washington

RAISING THE DEAD: Meet Eric K. WashingtonUptown's brilliant historian and tour guide who is interviewed for NYPL The New York Public Library's Oral History Project, Bridging Our Stories. 

In this conversation, Eric talks about transitions - the folks living in the neighborhood, those buried in Trinity Cemetery, and the impact of gentrification. He talks about neighborhood boundaries and how porous they can be and the ghosts of former neighbors who once lived in his apartment building, boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and famed saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.


http://oralhistory.nypl.org/interviews/eric-k-washington-vvsbny



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