“You can be a man of integrity and work at the county dump”

Bill Hicks talks about joining the Arlington County police department years after almost being killed by a police officer for attempting to help black voters in Georgia register to vote during the civil rights movement summer of 1967.

Interviewing my grandpa

In this interview I talked with my grandpa we talked about what his life was like growing up and what his life was like when he joined the military. During this interview I learned a lot of things that I...

Granny and me

My grandmother who is 72 year olds now lived through the civil rights movement and she reflects a lot on how hard it was to become a successful black woman as she faced such hardship.

Interview with katheryn Fong

Kathryn speaks about growing up as the daughter of Chinese immigrants as well as her involvement in multiple non-profit and civil rights organizations.

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Amaryllis Rieck and Fred Edward

Fred Edward (82) shares about his life with his friend Amaryllis Rieck (48). Fred talks about his experience in the Air Force during the Vietnam and Korean War, draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the current Black Lives...

Robert DeGraaff Interview

My grandfather, Robert Degraaff, talked about his upbringing, his school experiences, and his career as an English professor.

Grandma Interview

Nicole Overton (16) interviews Jackie Overton (72) who currently lives in Rocklin, California. She asks her about her life growing up in Louisiana during the late1950s and early 1960s, her fondest memories from her teenage, child, and adult years, and...

Jerri Dillon talks about her teen and early adult years during the 50s, 60s, and 70s

In this interview, conducted in December 2019 in Oklahoma, Jessie Keogh (17) interviews her grandmother Jerri Dillon about her teenage and early adult years during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Jerri shares her experiences in grade school and her social...

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Doris Green and Melvin Taylor

Melvin Taylor (49) asks his associate Doris Green about her career as an ethnomusicologist, her creation of Greenotation (an integrated score of percussive music and dance notation), and the time she spent traveling in Africa to learn more about the...

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Arlene Thompson and Dana Ellis

One Small Step participants Dana Ellis (67) and Arlene Thompson (67) discuss their upbringing in the south, how COVID-19 has affected their lives, their frustration with the stalemate in Congress and what issues they would like to see be tackled.

Interview with Mom

I learned a lot of interesting things about my family history. I had no idea that my great grandfather marched with Dr. King.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Carmen talks about her childhood in Mexico and her journey to California. She also talks about historical events that she remembers.

thanksgiving interview with barbara hudson (my grandmother)

We talked about several different historical events and discussed her childhood and different events that took place during it. She talked about what it was liked for her to grow up, and we discussed the important historical events that took...

Mema Interview

My grandmother, Lynne Rosenfield, told me about her experience as a professional artist and her experience on the Panel of American Women that fought against segregation in Mississippi.

Education and Religion in a Southern Grandmother

I interviewed my granny about her childhood and how things such as the Civil Rights Movement and poverty affected her education and childhood to now.

Interviewing Barbara Levine, my amazing grandmother!

I asked my grandmother about her childhood and how she wants to affect the world. I generated an understanding of how our major family tradition is to to good in the world.

Family Interview about Desegregation

Conversation with grandmother about the integration of elementary school

A Civil Rights Activist Looks Back

Velma discussed how she became involved in civil rights and told stories of her experience in Mississippi in 1965.

Emily Kizer’s grandpa, Don, tells what life was like in Texas in the late 20th century

In this interview, conducted in 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, Emily Kizer (14) interviews her grandpa, Don Kizer (67), about his childhood and family life. Mr. Kizer shared what life was like during the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam...