The Student Oral Historian and the Democratization of History:
Listening to the Voices of the American Century
Monday, February 26, 2001 @ 7:00pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, McDonald Hall
8804 Postoak Road. Potomac, Maryland. 20854
Guest Speaker: Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Co-Sponsor of The Veterans' Oral History Project Act
Doing history at Saint Andrew’s has taken on an all new meaning for students in the Advanced Placement United States History and Twentieth Century World classes. Since November, students have been conducting an oral history project which breaks the mold of textbook-centered learning, as students go into the "field" and, as oral historian Studs Terkel once said, uncover the "living repositories of our past."
This coffee house will not only celebrate the work of each student but also recognizes the history they uncovered. Students will read excerpted portions of their projects while many of those interviewed will also be on hand to share their stories with you. Museum exhibitions and student work will be displayed throughout the evening. Gain a new perspective on the American Century from student interviews of World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Cold War veterans, civil rights leaders, survivors of the Great Depression and Holocaust, and immigrants who escaped Russia, the Cambodian Killing Fields, and Castro’s Cuba.
For more information contact Glenn Whitman at the e-mail address below.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
8804 Postoak Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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