In Your Own Words with Nicole Curvin

As 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...

Covid-19: Lila Chapman

Jackie Neale talks with her student, Lila Chapman about how she is feeling in the time of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Lila is Jackie's ungrad photography student at the New York Film Academy and upon being given the stay-at-home mandate...

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...

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Elizabeth Foggie and Traci Bartlow

Elizabeth Daphne Foggie (34) interviews her friend and mentor, Traci Bartlow (54), about her work, Oakland Picture Lady, and the importance of creating documentary photography for and by black people.

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...

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Debra Gipson and Kenneth Moss

Debra Gipson (53) talks with her pastor and friend, Kenneth Moss (65), about her experience as an African American woman in the military. She discusses her decade of time in the military and shares stories of times when she exerted...

“I have the power to reframe my own thinking when it comes to the things that society likes to throw at me.”

Saffron Grace (16) interviews Amari Gaiter (20) about her experiences as a Black student, her commitment to social justice, and how they impact her life.

In Your Own Words with Sarady Merghani

As 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...

“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.

A Heart to Heart with Ms. Don

Don Young, talks to a former student bout the struggles she faces in the Colored Community along with the Deaf Community.

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....

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...

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...