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...

Rosie Kersh- History of New Chapel and Good Hope Church Part 3

Rosie Kersh details the history of New Chapel and Good Hope Church and the African American history of Smith County, Mississippi.

Dwania Kyles and Diane Bezucha

Dwania Kyles (67) speaks with conversation partner Diane Bezucha (39) about her experience as a member of the the Memphis 13-- the inaugural class of first graders to desegregate schools in Memphis, TN. Dwania reflects on the work of her...

Marvin Nicholson and Crystal Carpenter

Marvin Nicholson (85) and his daughter, Crystal Carpenter (57), talk about the Civil War and the role of the United States Colored Troops. He shares how he got involved in Civil War reenactments and reflects on the intricate and complicated...

Christine Peoples and Matt Coats

Coworkers, Christine Peoples [no age given] and Matt Coats (45), sit down for a conversation about the relocation and restoration of Timmons Hall and how teamwork is vital to their work at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

A New Take on the Library of Congress

The authors of “I, Too, Sing America: The African American Book of Days” reflect on images from Library of Congress and propose a new project

Charles Kuner and Crispien Van Aelst

Charles Kuner (84) talks to friend Crispien Van Aelst (51) about his decades-long career as a history teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Charles reflects on growing up in the Lawndale neighborhood, his philosophy of teaching, and the state of...

Lusharon Wiley and Ernest Dawson

Lusharon Wiley (70) and her fiancé Ernest Dawson (70) discuss Ernest's family, his time attending Pensacola High School during integration, being the first black football player on the team, his time at Tuskegee University and those who encouraged him along...

Delaitre Jordan Hollinger and Jacqueline Yvonne Perkins

Friends, colleagues, and partners in "good trouble," Delaitre Jordan Hollinger [no age given] and Jacqueline Yvonne Perkins (64), sit down for a conversation about their family history, their current projects, and the importance of preserving African American history.

Kimberly Scott and Deborah Clark

Deborah Clark (60) interviews her friend and colleague, Dr. Kimberly Scott [no age given], about her career, the different museums she has visited, and the people she considers her heroes.

Marta Pearson and DeAnna Hadley

Marta Pearson (72) talks with her friend DeAnna Hadley (52) about sympathy, empathy, racism, the pain it causes and the need for African-American stories to be shared. She describes seeing a raw cotton field for the first time, being denied...

Rosie Kersh- History of New Chapel and Good Hope Church Part 1

Rosie Kersh details the history of New Chapel and Good Hope Church and the African American history of Smith County, Mississippi.

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...

Remembering the Oral History of My Grandparents

Portions of my family's oral history as shared with me by my maternal Grandparents, Elijah and Alice Kelly, about the childhood, their love and their life.

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...

The Ministry of Reconciliation with Derona

As America's Covid-19 cases continue to multiply, the virus exposes inequity throughout our society and claims a disproportionate number of black lives. Citizen Advocate, Derona King is healing racial trauma by promoting good health and nutritional wellness with Zilphy's Garden...