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Center for Inspired Teaching 'Real World History' Oral History Project

 Collection — external hard drive: DIG_00029
Identifier: 194

Content Description

Oral history interviews recorded by students in the Real World History class at Center for Inspired Teaching.


  • Creation: 2014-


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Biographical / Historical

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.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Library in 2020 by The Center for Inspired Teaching.

Related Materials

Collection 198: Max Peterson Oral History Project

Processing Information

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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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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Washington DC 20001