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Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground
Queens Memory Project
Queens Public Library

The oral history interviews excerpted here are all connected with the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. This historic site is the inspiration for artist Alexandria Smith's exhibit, "Monuments to an Effigy," currently featured at the Queens Museum through August 18. 

Enjoy clips from the following Queens Memory interviews:


Mandingo Osceola Tshaka and Robbie Garrison

Interviewed by Christy Orquera in 2016

Clip 1: Goals for the Burial Ground

Clip 2: Becoming Aware of the Burial Ground's History

Clip 3: The City Takes Over the Burial Ground


Chief Little Fox

Interviewed by Jeffrey Delgado and Cristina Fontánez Rodriguez in 2016

Clip 1: Native American Burial Grounds in Queens

Clip 2: This Is Our Home

Clip 3: Meeting Osceola Townsend


Jay Williams

Interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt in 2012

Clip 1: Family History in Flushing

Clip 2: Burial Ground Controversy at the AME Church

Clip 3: Working at Edward Fields Inc.

Clip 4: Childhood in Flushing 



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