In Your Own Words with Jade Moses

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...

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...

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Melli Vargas and Scott Acord

Melli (54) talks with colleague Scott Acord (59) about her journey into healthcare and the discrimination her bi-racial daughter faces from the community and her family.

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...

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.

In Your Own Words with Clark Lewis

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...

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.

The power of a black mom

The story of black woman persecuted most of her life and still reaches the top

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...

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.

Equitable Dinners Stories! Terra Gay

Terra Gay has over 20 years of professional experience, including an extensive background in National Service leadership, training, consulting, organizational and entrepreneurial knowledge. She has a B.A. degree in African and African-American Studies from Emory University and a Certificate in...

Troy Anthony Small- Getting Your Feet Wet

Curtis Diaz speaks with his friend and colleague Troy Small on his life, how his career in music has inspired him, and his experience growing up as a Black first generation American.

Just gotta push yourself to be you all the time.

A brief conversation between two Black non-binary people (one who is also trans-identifying) and their struggles with society, growing up and coming to understand gender identity, expression & sexuality.

The Difficulties of Living in A New Neighborhood

Darius Kimble grew up in the 1970s as a young black child. When he was born, his family was not the richest. After some years, his father gained a new job which came with way more money than was given...