McKenna and Christopher talk about the election of 2008.

I discuss the election of 2008 to my father, a Caucasian male at the age of 52. He shares with me his hopes that he held for Obama and whether or not he found Obama to be a promising candidate....

November 26, 2018
Equality Through Education

Phyllis Wimberly ( My Grandmom ) spent her 40 year career as a Washington DC public school teacher integrating her AP English classes. As an activist and teacher her goal was to send kids to college that wouldn’t have otherwise...

“Discipline, discipline, discipline”

In this Interview, Jermaine Thomas Bethea (16) interviews Rose Parrish(63), his guardian who may as well be his mother, on November 25th, 2018. Rose is Jermaine’s cousin who was proud to raise him since the age of two but may...

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.

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...

April 12, 2018
In Your Own Words with Kyle Dudley

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...

March 19, 2018
In Your Own Words with Pele Voncujovi

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library has initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace...

February 9, 2018
A mother’s transition towards the strength of natural hair.

Talking about her shift towards loving beautiful, natural African American hair, and wondering about the roots of identity.