Friday, January 30, 2015

Featured Online Resource: Behind the Veil Oral History Project

This week’s Featured Online Resource (FOR) is Duke University Library’s Behind the Veil Oral History Project ( This project is a collection of recorded oral history interviews that chronicles African-American life in the American South during the era segregation, dates from the 1890s to the 1950s. Interviews were conducting during the early 1990s.

More than 400 of the 1260 interviews have been digitized and can be listened to online. Additionally, many of the interviews include transcripts of the recordings which can be downloaded in PDF format. The majority of the interviews are from people who lived in North Carolina, but other Southern states are also represented.

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