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Bronx racial demographics

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Mckay, Stephanie, Mckay, Stephanie. Bronx African American History Project Dec 2008

Mckay, Stephanie, Mckay, Stephanie. Bronx African American History Project

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Stephanie McKay is a successful, well-known soul singer and songwriter based in the Bronx. She was born on June 2, 1967 in East Harlem. When she was two years old her parents moved to Co-op City in the Bronx because it promised a better, more secure way of life. Both of Stephanie’s parents were from Norfolk, VA, and they moved to Harlem when they were about 20 years old. Her mother worked as a legal secretary and her father worked as a taxi driver before becoming a labor organizer. Stephanie attended elementary school in Co-Op City. At the age ...


Greene, David, Greene, David. Bronx African American History Project Jan 2008

Greene, David, Greene, David. Bronx African American History Project

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David Greene is a teacher and football coach at Scarsdale High School in Westchester County. He was born on November 3rd, 1949 in Los Angeles Ca. His mother was a Russian immigrant who had come to the Bronx when she was 14 years old, and his father, who lived in Harlem, was of Austrian, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian descent. His mother worked in the fashion industry as a model, and his father worked as a trucker. David’s mother was a down-to-earth Russian Jewish woman who spent all her time working and managing her household. She was suspicious of ...