Become an Oral Historian

Engage with the Past

Conduct a phone or video interview, become an oral historian, or make a podcast.  

There are so many stories left to be told. Research people in your community who were active participants or remembered events during the civil rights movement and bring their stories to life. 

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Resources

"Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events." [“Oral History: Defined,” Oral History Association]

Oral History Association

Four key elements of oral history work are preparation, interviewing, preservation, and access.

Make a Podcast

All you need to create a podcast is a smartphone and a computer.