The mission of the museum’s Oral History Initiative is to document, preserve, and interpret African American stories through the art and practice of oral history.
We collect and preserve oral histories from iconic elders of African Americana and others who have shaped the culture in significant ways. We also develop oral history projects that support the research and exhibition goals of the Museum.
What is Oral History?
Watch: Andrew Young
Explore Our Oral Histories
Civil Rights History Project
They ask me to remember but they want me to remember their memories and I keep on remembering minewhy some people be mad at me sometimes Lucille Clifton
Capturing Your Family’s Oral History
We encourage you to record the stories of your elders and others for your family and your community!
For more information, contact the Museum at NMAAHCfirstname.lastname@example.org