IT'S A WRAP!!
Oral History Summer School @ NPHM has officially come to an end and we’ve added 40 compelling stories to our growing archive.
Over the past couple of weeks, the Museum brought 17 exceptionally diverse group of people (ages 16-65), including a majority of people who lived or are currently living in public housing––writers, organizers, artists, teachers, Uber drivers, urban planners –– to make use of oral history as an ethical interview practice in their lives and work. We were fortunate to have the legendary Timuel Black join us for a conversation on his life as a historian, Civil Rights activist and educator.
The school spanned the realms of scholarship, advocacy, media-making, and art, which means students conducted interviews, designed projects, produced a radio documentary that aired on Lumpen Radio on Wednesday August 2, 2017, and archived their recordings in our collection while learning the theoretical underpinnings of the field.
There are some truly beautiful stories and reflections about their hopes for the Museum.
SUMMER PROGRAM: July 26 - August 3rd