Student Fellows Creating Open Dialogue About Race through Oral History Project

by | Nov 1, 2021 | Around the ‘Bein.

Four student fellows are working with faculty mentors to collect oral histories of alumni who are People of Color (POC) in a unique project for Otterbein’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center.

Over the summer, the students conducted phone or virtual video interviews with alumni about their experiences before coming to campus, while they were enrolled, while participating in student activities, and when interacting with the community of Westerville. The calls were recorded to be transcribed and archived by the Courtright Memorial Library for future academic use, and the project will continue into 2022.

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