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Russell Lowery-Hart and Christopher Sams

Chris Sams (41) insights with his chosen father, Russell Lowery-Hart (51) in a conversation about how the two became family members and what the journey has been like.

“Being BI-RACIAL isn’t about Color…it’s about Culture”-Jadin Afuvai

I look like an African American but I am Samoan by heart and blood. I identify as a Samoan and live the Samoan culture, though I do not speak the language.

Equitable Dinners Stories! Adria Kitchens

Adria Kitchens is Program Manager for Out of Hand Theater. She leads Equitable Dinners! Here she talks about her journey to awareness of racism, learning the importance of communication to find equity, the revolution in Black people empowering and taking...

In Your Own Words with Kizzy Joseph

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...

Equitable Dinners Stories! Lexi Mckay

Lexi Mckay is the Program Coordinator for Out of Hand theater, a freelance stage manager, and a writer. She's a part of the team that creates Equitable Dinners, a program which connects people through facilitated conversations about race and racism....

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...

Learning Nana: An Afternoon With Diane Walker

A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.

A True Trini Life

A person who can go through multiple losses, play sports, and be passionate about her work is a truly great person to be around; that person is Luanne Regis. Luanne is a black woman from Trinidad & Tobago, in the...

StoryCorps Bahr

I interviewed Jordan a cousin of a good of mine from the cities. As I haven’t met Jordan before he was comfortable with me as I have the trust of his cousin. Jordan is from the inner city of Chicago.

Transitioning from Duke University to the NFL 1972 – 1973

Ernest Jackson played defense back and running back as a senior for Duke University in 1971. He is the is the only player to win ACC offense player of the week and ACC defense player of the week in the...

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Race Riots Interview

I interview my Uncle Dan on the race riots and racial tensions of the latter 60s and how much that has changed in Detroit today.

Faith: I didn’t want her, but I needed her.

At the age of 20, I was pregnant and determined to have an abortion, but my dad encouraged me to keep Faith. Ever since that choice, my life has been filled with a good love from the most authentic person...