Roosevelt Rough Riders Oral History Project

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 06/02/2010

Solomon Barr, host of the program, introduced us to the Oral History Projects. Students in this class did interviews with Portlanders, and then edited the interviews, wrote and recorded the scripts, and put the show together. Briana interviewed Lisa Loving, Dorian interviewed Apricot Irving, Erin interviewed Elodie Massa Allen, and Willie interviewed Yesenia Gutierrez. We also have audio from another Roosevelt Program: Deep Roots. This is a class where students write lyrics and partner with local musicians to put music to those lyrics. There is also a strong Civil Rights component to the program. The class took a trip to Georgia and Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights Struggle, and the relationship of the struggle with song.

This program would have been impossible without the work of Ryan White, Brooke Palmer, and the support of Roosevelt High School POWER Academy, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. 

 

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