Donna and George Williams discuss their lives and marriage

In this interview, Donna and George Williams tell Sarah Beth Corona about their lives as Americans during events such as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and President Kennedy’s assassination. The two have been married for 51 years and...

Queenie Samaha interviews Donna Smaha about growing up in Birmingham, Alabama
November 26, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted November 2018 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Queenie Samaha (16) interviews her neighbor and relative Donna Smaha (65) about her childhood growing up and significant events that have occurred during her lifetime. Mrs. Smaha talks about what...

Abby and her Mom talk about life growing up in Florida in the eighties, successes, and past current events.
November 27, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018, Abby Wyatt (17), interviews her mom, Annie Brown (44) about having an Italian heritage, growing up in the Eighties, going to college, and having a successful career. There is also insight on...

Beth McKinnon and Lauren Ann Holmes discuss Willie Lynch Crook’s life and the legacy he left on his family and country.

I’m this interview on November 23, 2018, my grandmother Beth McKinnon and I are discussing the legacy of her father Willie Lynch Crook, also known as Papa. Papa was one of the most patriotic, honest men to walk God’s green...

Meghan Meadows and her grandmother Carolyn Williamson talk about growing up in Alabama during the 1940’s to present.

In this interview, created in November 2018, Meghan Meadows (16) interviews her grandmother Carolyn Williamson (79) about her life story. Carolyn shares stories and memories she holds near and dear to her heart, along with some important history she experienced...

Emma Leggett and her grandmother discuss living through WW2, teaching high school seniors, and raising two children in Pascagoula, MS.

In this interview, conducted November 24, 2018, Emma Leggett (16) interviews her grandma, Sue Leggett (78), about her children, her teaching career, and funny stories! Mimi, as her grandchildren call her, explains many noticeable differences in the political system. She...

Amariah Thurston with her mother Leslie Thurston discuss Hurricane Katrina.
November 29, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Amariah Thurston (16) interviews her mother and friend Leslie Thurston (47) about her experience of watching Hurricane Katrina unfold. She reflects particularly on the government response to the disaster...

Reagan Gwin and her grandfather talking about his childhood and experience being drafted during the Vietnam War.
November 23, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, Reagan Gwin (17) interviews her grandfather Doug Rogers (73) about his life and his experience being drafting during the Vietnam War. At the end of the discussion, Mr. Rogers shares...

Anna Lu Hemphill talks about growing up during the Civil Rights Movement.

In this interview, recorded November 25, 2018, in Birmingham, Alabama, Libby Rumore (17) interviews her grandmother, Anna Lu Hemphill (72), about growing up in Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. Ms. Hemphill shares her knowledge and memories of her family...

The World War 2 War Effort and Rosie the Riveter

In this interview, conducted on November 25th 2018, Ann Martin Richardson (16) interviews her great aunt, Jackie Ramsbacher (92), about growing up during the Great Depression, her time in the WW2 war effort, and being a Rosie the Riveter.

William DeFreese (17) and his grandfather, Don DeFeese, (79) talk about the unique life William’s grandfather has lived and US history.

William DeFreese interviews his grandfather, Don DeFreese, who grew up on a farm in Florida and worked at a paper mill as his profession. William conducted the interview in Calera, Alabama, on November 22, 2018. Don DeFreese recalls his childhood,...

Nick Velezis and his Grandmother, Bonnie McGrath, talk about growing up and living through major historical events.

In this interview, on November 24, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Nick Velezis interviews his grandmother, Bonnie McGrath, about her life growing up in Michigan. Nick asked him about his life during the Civil Rights Movement, John F. Kennedy’s death,...

Sophia Velezis- Interviewing my grandpa, Papa Pete, about the history of his life.

In this interview on November 24, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Sophia Velezis interviews her grandfather, Peter McGrath, about his life growing up in Michigan during the cold winters where he ice skated and the warm summers when he water...

Talking to Michael Schwarz About the Vietnam War

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, Mallory Barry interviews her Grandpa, Michael Schwarz. They discuss his draft into the Vietnam War and life during his time. They also discuss when his daughter found him and...

Isabella Wright and her great aunt Marie Lorino discuss growing up in Birmingham, Alabama in an Italian immigrant family
November 26, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted by Isabella Wright (16) in Birmingham, Alabama, Marie Lorino is interviewed about her life of 92 years. She shares stories of growing up in an immigrant family and growing up during the War.

From Bangladesh to Japan to America
November 26, 2018 App Interview

In this interview conducted in November 2018 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Aviya Khan interviews her father, Mahfuj Khan. Mahfuj shares stories about his childhood spent in Bangladesh and a little bit about the history of Bangladesh. Additionally he talks about...

Dawson Archer interviews his father Kevin Archer about major events that occurred during his lifetime.

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama, Dawson Archer (16) interviews his father Kevin Archer (45) about his memories throughout his life about major events and people from the 1970s to today. Many interesting topics are brought...

Russia Threat and California Childhood

In cold night of November 28, 2018, my two beloved grandparents had the opportunity to tell me about their past and what not. I, Will Meadows (18), questioned Tanya Black (72) and Hollis Black (75). Both them tell their thoughts...

Collier Dobbs interviews his aunt, Michelle Ward (47), about growing up in a small town in Arkansas and her life today

In this interview, conducted on November 27, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas, Collier Dobbs (16) interviews his aunt Michelle Ward (47) about growing up in a small, rural town and how that impacts her currently. Mrs. Ward talks about her...

Sophia Velezis- Interviewing my grandpa, Papa Pete, about the history of his life.

In this interview, on November 24, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Sophia Velezis interviews her grandfather, Peter McGrath, about his life growing up in Michigan during the cold winters when he ice skated to the warm summers when he water...