Oral Historians and Participatory Exhibit Making

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, there was an opening reception for the Louisville Free Public Library’s new exhibit; Black Freedom, White Allies, and Red Scare. This exhibit tells the story of a key moment in the civil rights struggles that plagued Louisville in the mid-20th century. This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Wade…

Parkland Oral History Project, Take One.

Originally posted on Matt Holdzkom:
For my Introduction to Oral History course this semester, we are working on the first phase of a project intended to shed some light on the experiences and memories of West End residents–particularly in regards to the events of May 1968 in the Parkland neighborhood.  Civil unrest was building, and…

The Public History Job Search: A One-Day Workshop for Graduate Students

We’re excited to be hosting a one-day workshop called “The Public History Job Search” on Friday, Oct. 24.  Sponsored by the public history programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Louisville, the workshop is intended to prepare graduate students for the process of applying and interviewing for entry-level and…

End-of-Summer News: Public History Grads Attain Success

With the summer fast coming to a close, we have good news to share about several public history students and alumni. In April, Whitney K. Todd defended her thesis, “The Grey Eagle of Glen Lily: Simon Bolivar Buckner’s Place in the Lost Cause, Reunion, and Politics of the Late Nineteenth Century.”  She graduated with an…

Making Fair Housing Oral Histories Accessible

In 2012, the Anne Braden Institute (ABI) at the University of Louisville created Home for Us All: Fair Housing in Louisville and Jefferson County, a collection of oral histories. Conducted by Amber Duke, ABI Program Coordinator, and Marty Lawfer of the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, the interviews record the perspectives of local land developers,…

Oral History Workshop

Saturday May 31 from 10 am-12 noon Ekstrom Library room W210 on the University of Louisville Campus Cost: $10 at the door (free for UofL students) “Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history…