Category: Personal Narrative

“Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project” Collection

As part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) initiative to provide work for millions of job seekers following the Great Depression, the Federal Writers’ Project produced hundreds of publications, including local histories and oral histories. One of the projects, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States, was… Read More

Covid-19 Pandemic Journal

Keeping a journal, writing notes, and recording your thoughts can be helpful in times like these. Reflecting on your experience throughout the COVID-19 crisis is important and your perspective could some day be a useful record for people studying the history of this pandemic. Help us record the local experience… Read More

Local Students Honor Durham’s Civil Rights Movement

In November, 11th- and 12th-grade students from Voyager Academy visited the museum to record oral history projects in our Story Room. The students conducted interviews with Durhamites and their experiences during the Civil Rights era. These intriguing interviews provide a diverse range of perspectives! MoDH volunteer and Duke U. student Shauna… Read More

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