The recovery of a legacy through oral histories for any community is important. The question that emerges is – what’s the best way to approach this type of project? Early on, it’s pivotal to identify the value and the process. It’s also helpful to investigate other oral history projects and create a strategy for what will work best for both interviewees as well as potential audiences. The steps, along with resources, will be explored, with a particular focus on veteran oral history projects.
Professor of History at Bloomfield College
Harry Franqui-Rivera is a professor of History at Bloomfield College. He earned a Ph.D. from UMass Amherst; an MA from Temple University, a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, and a G.E.D. He is an author, public intellectual, cultural critic, blogger and Huff Post contributor and has been featured in national/international media and National Public Radio.