Oral History Workshops
We strongly believe that everyone has a story worth sharing, and with that philosophy we teach interviewing and audio/video best practices established by the industry. We offer suggestions and guidance for computer software so clients can produce their own projects.
What We Offer:
After-school programs and summer camps
We work with youth mentorship organizations across the United States to teach photography, interviewing and writing skills necessary to compose oral histories for students of all ages and backgrounds. Our work is project based.
HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS:
Audience members fill out evaluations after every community event to help us measure our effectiveness. These evaluations are entered into our database, and the results are published annually in our report. Grants and sponsorship data will be reported on the DUNS report for transparency and accountability. Photographs from events are shared on all social media accounts. Additionally, we produce a podcast and update our website regularly. In kind, we will proudly acknowledge every sponsor or grantmaker and their company logo on posters, programs and on social media.
WE ARE JOURNALISTS, EDUCATORS and STORYTELLERS who formed a public nonprofit to help students, of all ages, explore their own oral history projects, while sharing the oral histories highlighted in the book Delta Jewels. We do not discriminate in any shape or form against anyone or any organization based on race, age, gender, religion or sexual preference. We aim to bridge communities together and tell everyone's stories.
Oral History Presentation from
"Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom"
Hear the story behind the making of the book featuring stories from African American elder women, who share poignant highlights of their lives during the Jim Crow-era Mississippi. It is a cultural heritage experience that transcends age, race and gender; great for diversity programs for professional development or youth education.
We partner with high schools, colleges,
youth groups, community centers, churches, museums, companies - any nonprofit or organization who wants multimedia videos produced of their work. The work is highlighted in free community events, which will encourage fellowship and celebrate the sharing of local history.