History Channel wins Peabody for Documentary of Civil Rights Oral History

Civilrights.org describes the documentary, Save Our History: Voices of Civil Rights, which intersperses some of the hundreds of personal eyewitness narratives with big picture overviews of what was happening at the time.

A&E sells the DVD for 25 bucks. Here’s what the Peabody Board had to say about the special.

“Not a professor or celebrity in sight. Just men and women, white as well as black, recalling their personal experience of ‘the movement.’ The History Channel special was eloquent, moving, invaluable.”

The Voices of Civil Rights oral history project is a joint project of the AARP, the Leadership Council on Civil Rights and the Library of Congress. In 2004, the project took a 70-day bus tour across across the country, collecting personal accounts. [bus tour page]

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on May 11, 2006 in • Oral history in the newsOral History Projects
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