You have multiple and at times competing objectives in an oral history interview. Most importantly you want a great interview, where the person reflects deeply about her or his life experiences and offers her or his interpretations of the past. Doing so depends on developing rapport and also asking tough questions — questions that may […]
Today I stumbled across a talk I did at Columbia University in November 2011. In the talk I explore the relationship between oral history and movement building. Take a look:
In a piece published for the Public History Commons, “Knowing the People Requires Being on Their Side,” I draw on my personal experience to reflect on the relationship between history, historians, and social movements.