In Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Commitment (Texas Tech University Press, 2014) sixteen men and women – religious leaders and activists, elected officials and ordinary citizens tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough — before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s.
The interviews are drawn from the Bronx Institute Archives Oral History Project’s interviews with hundreds of Bronx residents in the early 1980s, now held in the Special Collections division of the Leonard Lief Library of Lehman College, CUNY.
Co-Edited by Emita Brady Hill, a former Lehman professor and vice president, and Janet Butler Munch, a research librarian at the college, this book includes photographs by Georgeen Comerford and Walter Rosenblum and was published during the 100th Anniversary of Bronx County, the last county created in New York State.
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