Kenedy Wood and her grandfather Vicente Aguilar talk about growing up in Alice, Texas, the National Guard, and the 1960s

In this interview, conducted May 2022 in Corpus Christi, Texas, Kenedy Wood (15) interviews her grandfather Vicente Aguilar (75) about his childhood in Alice, Texas. Aguilar shares stories about the effect of the Korean War on his family and his...

Living History Project: Peace

Interview by Cali Wilkinson of Toby Wilkinson to discuss the main idea of peace and human rights. A look into growing up in the 60s and the impact it had on her life to follow.

Monnie Who Was Not Afraid

91 year old Monnie talks about her life of activism and how she was inspired by her parents who part of the suffrage movement.

Her story “Herstory”- Sharon Hartley talks about her experiences in life.

In this interview, on March 10th, 2020, Sharon Hartley talks about her childhood and tells some stories that she remembers. She also touches upon many important aspects of our countries history. My grandmother (Nana) discusses topics such as college education,...

Zakaria and her God-Grandfather Jim talk about his childhood, moving to a new state and life now.

In this interview, conducted in Flint, Michigan during November 2018, Zakaria Brame interviews her God-Grandfather, Jim Jackson, about his teenage years in Greenwood, Mississippi. He shares memories of playing music and being in a band throughout high school and college...

Sophia Velezis- Interviewing my grandpa, Papa Pete, about the history of his life.

In this interview, on November 24, 2018, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Sophia Velezis interviews her grandfather, Peter McGrath, about his life growing up in Michigan during the cold winters when he ice skated to the warm summers when he water...

Grandma’s Panties Fall Down

My lovely great grandmother talks about the wars and hard times she has endured in her life.

Joel Anderson and Cia Verschelden

One Small Step conversation partners Joel Anderson (60) and Cia Verschelden (66) discuss major influences in their life, the civil rights movement, serving in the military and political points of view.

Lip interview

Me and my grandma talked about the impact of civil rights on her life and her opinions on it.

My Aunt Clara Ree Meggs-Brooks and Fannie Lou Hamer

My Aunt Clara Ree Meggs-Brooks was active in the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Mississippi. One of her roles was to provide transportation and protection for Fannie Lou Hamer

Patricia Medenwald

Erin McCoy (16) talks with a family friend, Patricia (Patty) Medenwald (65) about her experience living during the 1960s. They discuss topics such as the moon landing, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights...

Progress and Paradox

Ms. Charlie Nelson, the director of Special Events at MIFA, talks about how her life and how changes in the African American have impacted her.

Michael Wallace and John Kennedy

One Small Step participants Michael Wallace [no age given] and Rev. John Kennedy [no age given] discuss their upbringing, their experiences in seminary, and how their politics have evolved over time.

My Mimi’s Life

My grandma, Diane Captain, looks back at her early life and the Civil Rights Movement. She compares her generation's macho to the current one's social media craze.


Kendra Cook, 17, great niece. Margaret Williams,74, great aunt. Discussion of Margaret's childhood life in Mississippi before moving to Chicago and experiencing life in the 60s during the Civil Rights Movement and important people during that time.

Brady Johnson discusses Martin Luther King and Civil Rights with David Busch.

Brady grew up in Selma, Alabama in the 1960s. He marched with John Lewis on Bloody Sunday. He met Dr. King and had first hand experience as part of the fight for Civil Rights. Here he speaks to David Busch...

Sophia Stephen and her grandfather Larry Pirkle discuss his time spent in the Army Reserve and his family heritage

In this interview, which takes place over Thanksgiving break, I interview my grandfather Larry Pirkle about various components of his life. Mr. Pirkle discusses his youth, and growing up in Hueytown, Alabama. After this, he reminisces about his decision to...

A family of Civil Rights Leaders in Charlotte

Talia Ivory: 2020-12-13 17:47:37, My Aunt Darnell Ivory tells me about one of her brothers Cecil Ivory jr. Along with my great-grandpa, Cecil, Cecil Ivory jr. changed the world for the better.

Mary Levine interviews her grandmother Mary Rosalee Levine about living in 3 different southern cities

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2023, in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Mary Levine (18) interviews her grandmother Mary Rosalee Levine (85) about her childhood and the impact that World War II had on her upbringing. Mary Rosalee also discusses...

What my dad remembers about racial discrimination

Dad talks about his life after the civil rights movement as a African American

Grandpas interview

We talked about how it was like growing up for him

Living History Project

My Papa, Mike Haverty, told me about life when he was growing up especially during the second world war. He also described experiences that have affected him and shaped him