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oral history review coverThe Oral History Review article on Telling Stories
Howard Levin's article, Authentic Doing: Student-Produced Web-Based Digital Video Oral Histories, was recently published in the Oxford Journals Oral History Review.

zusman-bookTelling Their Stories highlighted in recent book
Angela Zusman's newbook, Story Bridges: A Guide to Conducting Intergenerational Oral History Projects, prominently features Telling Their Stories.

Mississippi students join Telling Their Stories in San Francisco
Civil rights figure Brenda Travis, the catalyst for the voting rights movement in McComb, MS, in August 1961, visited Urban School in May, 2010 for a collaborative interview with students from McComb High School. READ MORE »


Seattle area students join Mississippi collaboration with visits and interviews in McComb

In April, 2013, Overlake school teachers David Bennett and Lisa Orenstein traveled with several high school students exploring from Memphis to New Orleans, including 3 days in McComb. Overlake students worked alongside Vickie Malone's Local Culture class to prepare a joint interview with Rev. David Billings (pictured below). Bennett and Orenstein plan to return to McComb in April, 2014 with a new students for additional interviews.

See the blog site, Race, Rights and Rhythm, documenting the Overlake trip.

Brenda Travis with Students
Rev. David Billings, surrounded by students from both McComb High School (MS) and The Overlake School (WA).