"Do you remember any games that were played at recess time? "Hopscotch and drop the handkerchief…. You make a circle and somebody would take a handkerchief and go around the circle and the one that you'd drop it behind that's the one that's supposed to pick it up and try to catch you.." – Telicious Boyd oral history interview

Oral History Interview Recordings

Oral histories are defined in part by the ability to humanize history through first-person perspectives using voice. And while transcripts are an essential way of connecting researchers to the interview content, there’s nothing like listening to the stories.

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