Immigration to a White America

My father immigrated to America from Trinidad and Tobago when he was almost 10 years old. When he arrived to Baltimore, Maryland, he noticed a racial divide between blacks and whites. Whites were treated as if they were better than...

Lela Jackson and son Charles Jackson talk about love and family.

In this interview I talked to my mom that is 40 years old about our family. We went deep in the history of our family and the last jobs that my late grandfather took place in. Also about my grandmother...

Story of African American Matriarch & Fashionista

Communications student, Anita, interviews her mother Mary, in a 20-minute conversation about being a teen bride, life in the sixties for her African-American family, politics, and, the awesome tradition of black women who wear amazing hats to church, every Sunday....

Alwyn & Lauren

What is it like for my father to be a black cop in America.

Food History of my Family

A story of an African American family cooking the way that we were taught. This is also my mother’s experience with Southern cooking in South Carolina while also growing up in Brooklyn, New York.

Lessons on Living

This interview was conducted on January 7, 2018 via Skype. Cecilia Cain from Niskayuna, NY interviews her father, Gerry Cain, in Norfolk, VA. Gerry talks about what it was like growing up with a chronic illness in an African American...