Listening to the Brooklyn College class of 1966

In the spring 2016 semester, students in Professor Phil Napoli’s public history class researched the lives and times of members of the Brooklyn College class of 1966, who attended the BC commencement this year to celebrate and remember their own graduation fifty year earlier. Professor Napoli and the class produced a web site to share their research, which includes several Listening Project interviews with class of 1966 members. You can see the website here!

Podcast: Interview with Robert Scott

Here is a podcast of a small segment of a Listening Project interview with Robert Scott, a long-time and much-beloved advisor at Brooklyn College. The interview was conducted by undergraduate student Mohammed Kaba in 2015. As you can hear, Scott offers a magical, yet sobering description of his journey from Alabama to New York as a young boy in the mid-twentieth century.

Students present spring interviews

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 several Brooklyn College students shared interviews they conducted this spring through the Listening Project. Students in Madeline Fox’s Children’s Studies class presented a collective choral reading of some of most significant statements recorded in their interviews. History professor Phil Napoli took the following photos of the event.

Celebrating student interviews

The Brooklyn College Listening Project held its end-of-the-fall-semester event on Thursday, December 10, 2015, to showcase the work of students across several classes in American Studies, History, Journalism, and Sociology. Here’s a photograph, taken by Professor Phil Napoli, of the student presenters, with some Listening Project faculty members:

BCLP Dec 1015 event

The Brooklyn Listening Project ran for the first time in the Spring 2015 semester, when faculty members and students across several departments and programs, including History, TV/Radio, Journalism, American Studies, English, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Sociology and Children’s and Youth Studies, conducted and recorded interviews with borough residents about their life experiences. Our aim is to listen to and learn from stories that reflect the diverse and compelling nature of life and people in Brooklyn. For more information or questions, please contact us at: brooklynlistening@gmail.com