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  • TitleEmpire Skate: The Rise and Fall of Roller Disco with Reggie Brown.
  • Call NumberBCER_0013
  • SummaryA talk by Reggie Brown, a roller-skating ambassador and community activist, who took part in the award winning HBO documentary “United Skates”. Presentation took place in conjunction with an exhibition in the Brooklyn Collection: Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco, organized by the City Reliquary Museum. Brown talks about the culture, history, and eventual disappearance of roller skating rinks in Brooklyn and New York.
  • Date2018-01-30
  • Formatmoving image
  • Physical Description1 moving image file (1 hr., 18 mins.) : digital, MP4, color
  • GenreMP4presentations (communicative events)
  • CreatorBrown, Reggie
  • SubjectRoller skating--New York (State)--New York ; Roller disco--New York (State)--New York
  • CollectionBrooklyn Collection Event Recordings
  • PlaceBrooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cite AsBrooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection
  • RightsCopyright restrictions apply to the use of this work. For more information or to obtain a reproduction of this work, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.