Center for Inspired Teaching 'Real World History' Oral History Project
Oral history interviews recorded by students in the Real World History class at Center for Inspired Teaching.
- Creation: 2014-
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The Center for Inspired Teaching's Real World History (RWH) is a city-wide high school history course that gives students applied history experience and exposes them to public history work through the cultural heritage institutions of the D.C. region. Each fall RWH students learn about the Great Migration through reading The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, and embark on a semester-long oral history project with a Washingtonian who came to D.C. as part of the Migration. Together students and their narrators record life history interviews about the experience of migrating from the Jim Crow South to the D.C. Region.
27.1 Gigabytes (DIG_0029)
228 Files (DIG_0029)
Interviews are grouped by academic year.
The collection was donated to the Library in 2020 by The Center for Inspired Teaching.
The collection recieved minimal processing. Files were renamed to adhere to DCPL naming conventions.
- Center for Inspired Teaching 'Real World History' Oral History Project
- An inventory of Center for Inspired Teaching 'Real World History' Oral History Project at DC Public Library
- Laura Farley
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