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Build Lasting Strategies of Community Impact

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Build Lasting Strategies of Community Impact  In her historical account, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, Saidiya Hartman states, “Every generation confronts the task of choosing its past.  Inheritances are chosen as much as they are passed on.  The past depends less on “what happened then” than on the desires and discontents of […]

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Legacies of Family & Community History

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Oral Histories: Legacies of Family and Community History “If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the backs of those who came before us.”  Yuroba Proverb “We will not ignore the past, or for that matter, the present any longer! A community’s longing for its heritage is most powerful. It bids us back […]

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A Personal Case for the Power of Oral Histories

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A Personal Case for the Power of Oral Histories Looking back at the hundreds of stories I wrote and edited for Southern Living Magazine, I realize now how much I wrote about the transformative, intergenerational benefits of oral history.  The following published excerpts are just a few examples: 1.  Oral Histories Build a Sense of […]

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