Social Justice and Women's Rights Oral History Project

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Title

Social Justice and Women's Rights Oral History Project

Subject

In keeping with the goal of the Ralph Brown Draughon Special Collections and Archives to focus on the history Alabama and Auburn University, oral historian and Ph.D. candidate Heather M. Haley organized and initiated the Social Justice and Women's Rights (SJWR) Oral History Project in 2017. This ongoing project comprises a collection of interviews, transcripts, and ephemera from Auburn University students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni who participated in local, regional, and national protests for women's rights, science- and evidence-based policy, and social justice. This information serves as an essential historical record for researchers interested in the personal experiences of protest from residents of the Deep South. Recent financial support from the Samia I. Spencer Creative Mentorship Award funded the expansion of this project into an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Public History and Women's Studies Programs at Auburn University.

The collection presently contains fifteen audio interviews, totaling approximately twenty-four hours of content. The SJWR Oral History Project has grown to include a diverse cadre of voices from interviewees of varying ages, socio-economic backgrounds, (dis)abilities, races, and sexual orientations. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the files were added to the open-source web publishing platform Omeka for easy access by users from across the globe.

Auburn University Special Collections is now one of only four university-supported digital repositories that maintain collections related to recent protest marches in the South. The SJWR Oral History Project is the only one that collects and maintains oral histories, images, and ephemera not only from women's marches but also from protests that advocated for evidence-based policy and social justice that built on the momentum of the Women's March on Washington.

Creator

Heather M. Haley, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Auburn University, in cooperation with Auburn University Special Collections and Archives

Source

Special Collections and Archives

Publisher

Auburn University Libraries

Date

2017

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives

Rights

All files in this collection are the property of the Auburn University Libraries and are intended for non-commercial use. Users of these materials are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about obtaining high-resolution copies of this and other images in this collection, please contact Auburn University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Department at archives@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1732.

Language

English

Items in the Social Justice and Women's Rights Oral History Project Collection

An oral history with Roberta Jackel, an employee of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Jackel offers compelling commentary about growing up in…

Interview with Victoria Skelton
An oral history with Victoria Skelton, a graduate student of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Her oral history provides substantial detail about…

Interview with Shanna Brodbeck
An oral history with Shanna Brodbeck, an alumnus and employee of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the satellite Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. In this interview, Shanna…

An oral history with Julie Garner, a graduate student of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the satellite Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her story is rich in local political context…

An oral history with Mary Kitts, a graduate student of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Her testimony provides context for those women graduate…