Interviews

The group utilizes several oral history interviews to uncover life in Fort Worth both during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement. Oral history is important because it allows for a difference in perspective to be shared about a given topic. Traditionally history has been recorded from the stories of elites, thus telling the story from their perspective. Oral history attempts to research stories from “the bottom-up,” thus giving a voice to those who have traditionally been left out of history books. By studying Civil Rights in Fort Worth through individuals that were directly involved in it, it will be possible to uncover a more conclusive and accurate account of what happened during Jim Crow and the movement.

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