#oral history

Oral History Through the Ages

Learn about the significane of oral tradition-- how it has taken the form of ballads, love songs, and even our history.

Bearing Witness: 8 of the Best Oral Histories for Your Shelf

Find some of the best oral histories featuring a multitude of voices, including Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston.

Reading Pathways: Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil

A suggested reading order of oral historians Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, authors of the modern classic PLEASE KILL ME.

5 Inspiring StoryCorps Videos about Books and Reading

These animated StoryCorps videos about books and reading bring you oral histories from Americans who grew up to love the written word.