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Students contribute unique talents to oral history project

August 7, 2011
This is a great idea for community groups or schools that are interested in preserving community history and promoting communication and technology skills among youth.
Hannibal, MO —

The wisdom of age and the innocence of youth melded together this week into a workshop that has the potential of changing the course of community attitudes.

As an offshoot of the Community Partnership for Reconciliation, a group of Hannibal youth signed on to participate in an Oral History Project. Under the guidance of Pam Taylor, a photojournalist from Sodona, Ariz., the young people learned interview techniques, shot portraits, conducted interviews, operated sound equipment and ultimately edited their work.
Ten people, ages 30 to 108, are being interviewed by the young people this week. Half of those interviewed are Caucasian, and the other half are African Americans. All answered questions posed by the young people on the topics such as race and role models… More.


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