Posts tagged: Oral Histories

First Person History

By , February 12, 2010

Today on The State of Things

First Person History: February is the month when all Americans are asked to reflect on the African-American experience.

On today’s show we’ll do just that by opening the oral history archive at UNC-Chapel Hill to get a few first-hand accounts of the struggle for civil rights.

Among the voices recorded decades ago are the Reverend Doctor Pauli Murray, a civil and women’s rights advocate, and Lemuel Delaney, nephew of the famous civil rights pioneers Sadie and Bessie Delaney.

Seth Kotch, coordinator of Oral History Digital Initiatives in the Center for the Study of The American South at UNC-Chapel Hill, joins host Frank Stasio to discuss these first person narratives that shed light on the Southern experience today.

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