My dads story

He and I spoke about his childhood and growing. He goes into details about his jobs, love, and family. He also remembered the days back in the civil rights movement and his memories growing up in D.C. In the 50's...

Revealing Truths, One Story at a Time

This interview took place in Thornton, CO on May 19th, 2019. In this interview I ask my 70 year old grandpa questions about his life in Denver, Colorado, where he grew up. We go in depth about his experience in...

Baltimore ’68: one more arson

A story of growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s and 60s, and how the riots after Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination affected one family.

I interview Silvia about the civil rights movement.

I interview Mrs. Silvia about the Civil Rightts movement.

McKenna and Christopher talk about the election of 2008.

I discuss the election of 2008 to my father, a Caucasian male at the age of 52. He shares with me his hopes that he held for Obama and whether or not he found Obama to be a promising candidate....

Rejecting Culture

In this interview, I, Annelise Schirmer, and my mother, Renée Schirmer, explore her experiences through the Cold War, Vietnam War, and Civil Rights Movements in the north. She describes her involvement with the rock and hippie groups, contributing to counterculture...

An Interview with Steve Montgomery

Steve Montgomery, the head pastor of Idlewild Presbyterian, takes a look back at his 18 years of service and shares his lessons learned and wisdom from ministry.

Martha Brockus

Our interview was about the life of a woman raised in Southwestern Illinois in the 1960's. We discussed conflicts that are often brought up today.

David Dodson and Christy Hightower
January 31, 2017 App Interview

In February of 1965 David Dodson, then an Assistant Chaplain at Colgate University, drove from New York to Atlanta, Georgia along with James Martin and another black Colgate student to attend a meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)...

David Dodson and Christy Hightower
January 17, 2017 App Interview

David Dodson tells the story of the time he spent with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as one of about twenty college students who got to listen to, and ask questions of, Dr. King on August 23, 1963. David remembers...

A War On Two Fronts

Not long ago, people of color were more heavily mistreated, denied opportunities, and denied respect based on one thing. On November 29th, 2017, 14 year old Jason Ridley interviews his 85 year old grandfather, John Ridley III, about his time...

The Great Thanksgiving

A funny interview with my aunt. She shared memories of her experiences of civil rights movement and gave wisdom for the future generations.

My Uncle the civil rights attorney

Civil rights and the law practice of a civil rights attorney

My Momma

My mom talked about what life was like as a baby boomer growing up in Utah. She also talked about life as a child of two alchoholics.

Jackie Walker Discusses Historical Politics from an African American Woman’s Perspective

In this interview, Jacqueline Walker, an English professor in Denton, Texas, discusses her upbringings in rural Georgia and her political activism from an early age. As an African American woman, she offers a very unique historical perspective on several presidencies...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nicholas Piediscalzi, a retired United Church of Christ minister, talks to us about his personal experience and relationship to peace, as well as his work in peace-making in larger settings. As a minister in Chicago in the 1940s and 1950’s...

Jim Henry and Danielle Henry – Atlanta Sit In 1960

Jim Henry was a junior at Morehouse College in February 1960 when he participated in a sit-in with other black students in Atlanta.

2018 Art Action Day – Jude Dibia “All forms of writing and art are political.”

In preparation for the 2018 Art Action Day, the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) of PEN America interviewed Jude Dibia, a Nigerian author and civil rights activist who currently lives in Malmö, Sweden. In this interview, Jude talks about his...