The Fear in Racism

I discuss, with my mother some of her past experiences dealing with racism. While primarily focusing on her experiences and emotions surrounding the incidents, we also discuss some of the emotions and motivations behind racism.

Winnie Kibe and Amya Oliver talk about Winnie’s life as a first-generation immigrant and college student.
November 27, 2018 App Interview

In this interview conducted on November 26th, 2018, Amya (21) interviews her friend Winnie (21) about her experiences as a first-generation immigrant and college student. Winnie shares what it was like to grow up experiencing two different cultures simultaneously (Kenyan...

Bouffard- Influence

About race and racism in general. Her thoughts about media portal of race and what she can do to help.

Bouffard- Peer

We talked about race and the things that happen on Campus.

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.

Patsy Reynolds: Our Housekeeper and Friend

After working for the Crawford family for 35 years, Patsy still remains a constant in our lives. She is a friend, and most of all, family.

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Cassandra Adams and David Wilson
December 4, 2019 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Cassandra Adams (54) and David Wilson (54) talk about expectations leading up to this first time meeting and conversation. They discuss stereotypes, race, and their families.

Do you have any biases ?

I am not biased, nor I am a racist I love people of all colors, religions, and statuses. There are many types of bias but today we are going to talk about two similar yet different bias. Which are confirmation...

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...

Interview With my Dad

My dad, Charles E. Johnson Jr., talked with me about him life growing up in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. We discuss racism, segregation, life lessons, and family. We end on talking about the funny story of my birth.

Interview 1: Kym Clark Akers (sociology)

Racial injustice in Memphis and personal connection to it. COVID-19 affects.

Fashion industry

This interview is about the positive changes that the modeling and fashion industry have had over the passed years, and first hand experiences of what this model had noticed herself being in the model industry in the late 1900s.

Race in America

What it's like being black in America

Claire’s race

Claire’s Saturday cross country race

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LaRome Armstrong and Curtis Pierce

Friends LaRome Armstrong (54) and Curtis Pierce (48) engage in conversation about LaRome's many faces: as an artist in dance, drama, music, film, and writing, as a strong black man growing up in Texas, and as an activist in the...

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...