African American Alumni Oral Histories

“The Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories collection provides online access to 20 interviews conducted with African Americans who attended or worked at Ball State University between 1950 and 2010 regarding their lives, careers, and college or graduate school experiences.  Interviews were conducted and recorded by Ball State University Honors College and Public History Program students enrolled in the Oral History Workshop immersive learning course during the spring of 2015 under the direction of Dr. Michael Doyle, Director of Public History Program and Associate Professor in the Ball State University Department of History.”

Browse the full collection for free through Ball State University’s Digital Media Repository.

Transcripts will be available by the end of the Fall 2015 Semester.

There is also a project documentary: So Our Histories Do Not Die: The Ball State University African American Oral History Project.

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