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Building understanding one book at a time

Back in 2009, oral historian Anne Marie Pois interviewed three of the founders of Reading to End Racism (RER), a non-profit group in Boulder County that sends trained readers into the schools to read specially chosen books to students that stimulate conversations about discrimination and overcoming it.  146 more words

Oral History

Touring Heritage Exhibition Coming soon...

Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow Exhibition

The project is  currently designing an audio-visual exhibition that will tour in the borough of Richmond and beyond. The exhibition will be co-produced with a team of interpretation and exhibition volunteers with the purpose of bringing back to life the forgotten history of market gardening in Twickenham, Hounslow and Hampton. 115 more words

Blogging

True Immigrant Tales: After Ellis Island

The travail for immigrants wasn’t limited to the journey and Ellis Island processing. They could still be exploited and/or treated harshly before reaching their final destination as this 1910 report to the Presidential Commission on Immigration reveals. 870 more words

Historical Fiction

Leading the PH Charge!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the dubious task of leading our class’ discussion on “Oral History and the Archives.”  Luckily, the talented Sarah-Jane Poindexter… 214 more words

The Folk Revival in Story and Song

Over the last several months I read two books that approach the twentieth-century folk revival(s) through the medium of oral history: Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals… 1,088 more words

Shelf-Reflection

Blogging while Blabbing, Blabbing while Blogging

It’s time for some shelf-reflection (sorry, I love puns). In the past, I often thought about blogging. And, I think about blogging in the future. 1,267 more words

LIS

‘IT DID GET TIRING TO WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE FIRE’ – POLITICS AND SPIRITUALITY AT GREENHAM COMMON PEACE CAMP

Here is a written up version of my 2013 talk at The Rest is Noise Festival on politics and spirituality in the late 20thcentury.  I’ve added a couple of thoughts as I went along based on contributions from the audience.  1,819 more words

The Eighties