Idris Braithwaite was born in 1971 in Brooklyn. He had a strong interest in dance and music from a young age, including attending his father’s music rehearsals and working as a DJ. He has served on the board of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District and founded the nonprofit Aunt & Uncle Youth Employment Services. In 2011, he took over management of Abu’s Homestyle Bakery (originally known as Abu Baker’s Bakery) from his father, Idris Conry (interviewed for this collection on June 21, 2018). See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Idris Brathwaite describes how religious expectations intervened on his fun.
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