Tag: Oral History

Makeshifting

Makeshifting

Kimber Thomas, illustrations by Hudd Byard

Drawing on oral history interviews, Kimber Thomas examines the resilient creativity of Black women in the Crossroads community of the Mississippi Delta during Jim Crow. Using material objects like Prince Albert tins and brown paper bags, the women defined freedom for themselves in the absence of sociopolitical freedom.

To Survive on This Shore

To Survive on This Shore

by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre
Jackie Shane

Jackie Shane

Douglas Mcgowan
Mildred Council

Mildred Council

The Southern Oral History Program, introduced by Marcie Cohen Ferris & William R. Ferris

Mildred "Mama Dip" Council passed away on May 20, 2018, at the age of 89. This is a condensed and edited excerpt from her oral history with the Southern Oral History Program, conducted by Donna Clark in 1994. Listen to the full interview at sohp.org.

Rising

Rising

Intro and photographs by Baxter Miller, oral histories collected by Ryan Stancil & Barbara Garrity-Blake
“My Idol Was Langston Hughes”: The Poet, the Renaissance, and Their Enduring Influence

“My Idol Was Langston Hughes”: The Poet, the Renaissance, and Their Enduring Influence

From a talk delivered by Margaret Walker Alexander, edited and introduced by William R. Ferris
New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Stories from Carolina del Norte

New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Stories from Carolina del Norte

Jaycie Vos, Maria Silvia Ramirez, Laura Villa-Torres, and Hannah E. Gill, with illustrations by Matthew Huynh
Clark and Pritchett: A Comparison of Two Notorious Southern Lawmen

Clark and Pritchett: A Comparison of Two Notorious Southern Lawmen

James Reston Jr.
“A Piece of Your Own”: The Tenant Purchase Program in Claiborne County

“A Piece of Your Own”: The Tenant Purchase Program in Claiborne County

Roland L. Freeman
“God Giveth the Increase”: Lurline Stokes Murray’s Narrative of Farming and Faith

“God Giveth the Increase”: Lurline Stokes Murray’s Narrative of Farming and Faith

Lu Ann Jones