Calvin Coleman & Betty Ann Wilson Family History Vol. II

There has been a historically black neighborhood in Swarthmore, PA the area South east of Yale Avenue where Bowdoin, Brighton, Kenyon, and Union come together, there has for at least about 100 years. Swarthmore Public Library asked Calvin Coleman and...

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Katina Moss and Qian Cheng

One Small Step partners Katina Moss (49) and Qian Cheng (31) share a conversation about their identities and their experiences in the United States. Qian talks about her experience as an immigrant from China and Katina speaks about her experience...

In Your Own Words with Pele Voncujovi

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

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Lisa Lester and Michelle Smith

One Small Step partners Lisa Lester (48) and Michelle Smith (57) discuss their backgrounds and differences religious and political views, but also find commonality on education, empowering women, and always wanting to respect others and embrace them as they present...

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Elizabeth Foggie and Traci Bartlow

Elizabeth Daphne Foggie (34) interviews her friend and mentor, Traci Bartlow (54), about her work, Oakland Picture Lady, and the importance of creating documentary photography for and by black people.

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Sartura Smith and LaTamarah Stackhouse

Sartura Smith (62) talks with her friend LaTamarah "Tammi" Stackhouse (48) about growing up in Tampa, Florida during segregation. She describes Central Avenue, a historic district for black owned businesses, her parents being restaurant owners there, family dinner traditions and...

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William Proctor and Summer Cody

Summer Cody (23) interviews County Commissioner William “Bill” Proctor (62) about his childhood, his family, and his career as a pastor, an adjunct professor of political science at Florida A&M University, and County Commissioner of Leon County.

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William Craft and Kathy Purnell

Williams Craft [no age given] interviews his spouse Kathy Burnell (54) about her life, her relationship with her parents, childhood memories, and her education and career trajectory.

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Debra Gipson and Kenneth Moss

Debra Gipson (53) talks with her pastor and friend, Kenneth Moss (65), about her experience as an African American woman in the military. She discusses her decade of time in the military and shares stories of times when she exerted...

“I have the power to reframe my own thinking when it comes to the things that society likes to throw at me.”

Saffron Grace (16) interviews Amari Gaiter (20) about her experiences as a Black student, her commitment to social justice, and how they impact her life.

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Sylvia Chan-Malik and Badi Malik

Spouses Sylvia Chan-Malik (46) and Badi Malik (51) talk about the garden they have created together in their backyard and how it has served them during the pandemic. The two reflect on their upbringings coming from different racial and ethnic...

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Paulette Isaac Napper and Tomeka Napper

Paulette Isaac Napper [no age given] talks with her daughter Tomeka Napper (45) about leaving a record for her grandson so he knows about her life growing up in the south during the 1960s, family traditions, Jim Crow, and black...

Desmond Fernandez's Story

Desmond Fernandez shares his experiences with racial identity, microaggressions, activism, and pride for Westerville Public Library's Westerville Voices project.

In Your Own Words with Sarady Merghani

As a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College's Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, "In Your Own Words." In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

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Norman Hatter and Steve McCutchan

Friends Norman Hatter (79) and Steven McCutchan (80) discuss meeting civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., and Stokely Carmichael. They talk about guiding their churches through racism and racial equity as they both have served different types of Christian...

Sauleiha Akangbe & Safia Alakbar

Sauleiha manages the Just Birth program for Swedish in Tacoma. She spoke with her sister, Safia about the importance for this work and how it benefits the Black, Indigenous and Asian Pacific populations of her community. She also talked about...

“Discipline, discipline, discipline”

In this Interview, Jermaine Thomas Bethea (16) interviews Rose Parrish(63), his guardian who may as well be his mother, on November 25th, 2018. Rose is Jermaine's cousin who was proud to raise him since the age of two but may...

Coleman Wilson Family Interview Vol. I

Community elders, Calvin Coleman and his sister, Betty Ann Wilson discuss growing up in the Historically African American Section of Swarthmore.

A Heart to Heart with Ms. Don

Don Young, talks to a former student bout the struggles she faces in the Colored Community along with the Deaf Community.

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....