On the 'A' with Souleo: 3 Oral History Projects You Should Know About

July 10, 2014 6:50 PM

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On the 'A' with Souleo: 3 Oral History Projects You Should Know About

An informal conversation between friends or family members discussing life "back in the day." A formal research initiative by cultural institutions to document the past. Recorded interviews via audio or video that are transformed into multidisciplinary presentations. These are the various ways to define the practice of oral history in its attempt to capture the past and present through firsthand accounts.

Predating the written word and remaining popular with the advent of digital technology, oral history continues to be an essential component of how we understand the human experience. From a student project addressing Walmart's controversial low-wage policy to capturing the voices of a Harlem communi...

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