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The African American Cultural & Historical Museum Of Washtenaw County Living Oral History Project


Sunday May 7, 2017: 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Westgate Branch: West Side Room


Join AADL and the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County for this premiere of Phase IV of their Living Oral History Project. The African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County began this project in March 2013 in collaboration with AADL. This fourth phase was filmed in 2016 and 2017.

Six individuals participated in a series of interviews that were professionally filmed and edited. These interviews serve as a roadmap to what African Americans witnessed, experienced, shared, and contributed in building the community we see today. Those interviewed for the fourth phase include Fred Adams, Nelson Freeman, Audrey Lucas, Charles Morris, Johnnie Rush, and Janice Thompson. The individuals selected represent a broad section in gender, education, faith, and socioeconomics.

This premiere of this fourth phase of the Living Oral History Project will include a short program and an opportunity to speak with those interviewed. Light refreshments will also be served.

The African American Cultural and Historical Museum takes pride in producing and sponsoring quality interactive programs that create a cultural and historical legacy. The AACHM provides Underground Railroad tours, programs that focus on the arts, exhibits, and community presentations/discussions. An important aspect of AACHM has been its ability to partner and collaborate with other institutions in promoting and developing an appreciation for the African American experience. The Living Oral History Project continues this heritage through partnerships with the Ann Arbor District Library.