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.

Common Ground Tacony: Troy Part II

Troy and I sit and interview as the Black Lives Matter for vigil gets underway one short block from Sawtown Tavern. A peaceful demonstration is about to begin as Troy and I discuss how Sawtown is intent on creating a...

Alex Allen and my nana, Carmen Fogle, talk about what she’s grateful for and how she grew up in Connecticut.

In this interview, we talked about how she was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Also, that’s she’s so grateful for her family. Another thing is that she has vitiligo. In her neighborhood as a child everyone was always cared for as...

The LA Disaster

“We’re reporting on January 17th, 1994 4:31 am, we have just felt an extreme earthquake. We are hoping that everyone is safe and unhurt.” People realized that we were a community and in need of helping each and every person...

Interview with Debbie Fowler

November 25 2018. At Debbie Fowler’s house.About her life growing up. About how where parents were so wanting her and her twin sister to be different. She told me about her cabin and how she really loved it there.

My dad’s childhood – Wachusett 2017

My dad tells the story of growing up in Newbedford, Massachusetts. He tells of his parents, siblings and neighborhood friends. Reflects on highschool and music he listened to as a teenager in the 80’s.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

Steve Sparr interview #1

We are in Ariella’s apartment and we open up the interview with questions about Steve’s grandparents. This interview focuses on Steve’s humble beginnings. Enjoy!

Vileria Herndon, Grove Park Resident

Woman who has lived on the Westside for five decades and in grove park for 15 years shares experience being here.

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice’s job was...

Childhood in Mexico City

In this interview, conducted in November 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, Paulo Martinez (16) interviews his father Ruben Martinez (47) about his childhood in Mexico City and the memories that came along. Mr. Martinez shares with us the neighborhood he grew...

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...