Voices of Change Oral History Project
Call for Applications
Meredith College seeks applications from research teams at Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) institutions to be part of the Voices of Change oral history project in the summer of 2022. Meredith is engaged in this work as a Regional Collaboration Partner for the Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.
About the Project
In the summer of 2021, Meredith College, working in collaboration with four CIC partners, launched the Voices of Change Oral History Project. The purpose of the project is to elevate the stories of politically active Black women and women of color who have participated in the established political system or who have challenged the system through protest and other types of activism. Working in teams of student researchers and faculty mentors, participants in the project collected oral history interviews for preservation in the Voices of Change collection at Meredith and in the archives of their own institution.
Invitation for Participation
The oral history team at Meredith College invites CIC institutions from across the country to form research teams in the spring and summer of 2022 to collect oral histories to contribute to the Voices of Change collection. The grant will compensate student researchers $100 per completed interview. Faculty mentors will receive $60 for each interview completed by a team member they have supervised. If a faculty member conducts and completes an interview, the faculty member will receive $160.
Collection of oral history interviews may be part of a class, independent study, or summer research at your institution. To apply, please complete this application form by February 15, 2022. You will be notified by March 15 if you have been chosen to participate in the project.
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