My dad’s life

In this interview, my dad talked about how he came to the U.S, and what life was like after he came.

Progress and Paradox: Our childhoods

My Grandmother and I discuss all of our experiences growing up and how that shaped who we are today

To be free

This interview is with my aunt Vatsana Suttlemyre from Laos. We talked about her journey to America and her life after she moved to Bountiful.

The American Dream

At the age of seven, Jesse Marino and his family came to America to seek asylum from communism in Cuba. On December 22nd in Toluca Lake, Mia Phillips sat down with her family friend, Jesse Marino(58 years old), to learn...

Moving to America

Have you ever moved? Across states? Countries? Continents? My grandma has. I am Alyssa Bojenkova and I interviewed Genny Saitova. I am 14 and she is 76. At 1:30 my grandma begins to talk abot ber childhood pet, my favourite...

Feminism

Taking a deeper look into the mind of someone who is not a feminist

Vietnam Experience

Hong Tran is interviewed by Julie Nguyen about her Vietnam experience. Answering questions about growing up in communism and her experience in America, Ms. Tran helps us understand the experience under a strict country.

Mental Health

When I was 9, I wanted to work in the mental hospital. My grandma used to tell me stories about it all the time, so I asked my grandma a couple questions about it. I now think that working in...

The Fight For Freedom

The dictionary defines a role model as a person whose behavior, example, or success is emulated by others. On that basis, Markiel Daniel, my grandfather, is my role model. When Markiel Daniel was a citizen of the former Soviet Union,...

A grandfather shares memories of life in the Delta.

Recorded in Oxford, MS, on November 25, Andrew Atchley asks his grandfather, Randall Atchley, about his life in Rolling Fork, MS. He recalls growing up and the adventure he had. Randall also tells of the freedom a small community can...

The Change in this World

Since 1948 so much has changed… families have grown apart and so have communities. So much anger and distance is depicted on television that people believe that is the way that life is supposed to be. I’m earlier times and...

Shirley Lowe and her great nephew Andrew Cook talk about growing up in the Great Depression

In this interview, conducted on November 22nd 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Cook (17) interviews his great aunt, Shirley Lowe (80) about her childhood during the Great Depression and how the world has progressed. She also talks about the technological...

What it means to be American

In this interview, conducted in December, 2017 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Aditya Acharya (15) interviews his mother Kalpana Acharya (36) about what she thinks it means to be an American. Ms. Acharya shares how she associates the identity trait of being...

My grandparents becoming citizens.

In this interview, I learned what it meant for my grandparents to migrate from Cuba to the United States in January 1970.

Tiffani interviews Alex

This interview is about the childhood school life of Alex which was in Eastern Europe and how he enjoyed one day of “freedom” from the strict environment of his primary school.

“Live life, enjoy to the fullest. Don’t look back just go forward”

Rachel Hayimov interviews her mother Margarita Kholdarova. She learns about her moms childhood and the changes that came about in her life. It was a chance for Rachel to get to know her mom more and about her past. She...

Interview with Babcia (Grandma)

My grandmothers stories from when she was little and the experiences she had gone through and learned lessons about.