• Oral History Review

    Veterans’ Stories: Remembering the D-Day Invasion

    This Oral History Interview from the Wisdom Project if episode 3 is called Veterans’ Stories: Remembering the D-Day Invasion. This episode is narrated and produced by Doug Boyd and starts off by explaining the significance of Veteran’s Day and the history behind it. He explains how the closer we are to the date for Veteran’s Day the more war movies tv start to play or that Netflix suggest. He explains how he was watching Saving Private Ryan and how it reminded him of two interviews he listened to conducted by William J Marshall and about Jesse Beazley and Louis Bower. He explains how these two veterans’ interviews about World War…

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    “Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Robert Penn Warren”

    The fourth episode from the Wisdom Project courtesy of the University of Kentucky is titled “Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Robert Penn Warren. This podcast is narrated and produced by Doug Boyd, on this episode he talks about the interviews that were conducted by Robert Penn Warren. Warren interviewed many civil right activists, but the two that this episode focuses on is Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. Boyd begins the episode by explaining the background of Warren. Robert Penn Warren was an author and poet. He published many books about civil rights and one of his notable books is All the King’s Men. He grew up…

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    “Take Her Out to the Ballgame: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball”

    The image above is the trailblazer of baseball herself, Effa Manley. She was the first woman to co-own and run a baseball team for the Negro leagues and was the first woman inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame. Manley also won the World Series in 1946, she was considered an expert in marketing. As a part of the Wisdom project, the fifth episode titled “Take Her Out to the Ballgame: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball”. The podcast is 21 minutes long and discusses her 1977 interview with William Marshall. The narrator and producer of this podcast Doug Boyd discusses how this interview is significant and also provides background information…

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    “Interviewing Jackie O”

    I recently had the pleasure to listen to “Interviewing Jackie O” from 1981. This is courtesy of  The Wisdom Project, from the University Kentucky Library. This 20:20 min episode involves the interview with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and also explains some background information from the interview and even the perspective of the interviewer. The narrator and producer of this episode is Doug Boyd, who explains and narrates the interviews. He also talked with the interviewer years later, his name Terry Birdwhistell and explained his experience leading up to the interview with the famous Jacqueline Kennedy. This interview with Mr. Birdwhistell is also included in the episode. This podcast explains how the…

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    “Interview with Marion Dobbins”

    “The model I like to use is, I try to speak for those who have no voice, those who were enslaved, who could not speak for themselves, but even deeper than that with this project I want to speak for those whose voices are lost” Marian Dobbins This remarkable quote from Marion Dobbins, an oral historian who was interviewed by George Mason’s Folklore and Ethnography Archive, was one of her many reasons for working on the project Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive, as a student intern working with Congressman Gerald E. Connolly. This interview entitled, “Interview with Marion Dobbins” is a 2 segment 12:23 and 2-minute videotaped interview. She tells many stories…

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