Interview with Victoria Skelton

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Title

Interview with Victoria Skelton

Subject

Social justice
Women's rights
Women's March on Washington
Washington, D.C.

Description

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 the day of the march, including the energy exuded by the crowd, which the Washington Post estimated swelled between 266,532 and 357,071 marchers. She also describes growing up in a predominantly Democrat household in Central Texas.

Creator

Victoria Skelton

Source

Special Collections and Archives

Publisher

Auburn University Libraries

Date

February 11, 2017

Contributor

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

Rights

All files 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 items in this collection, please contact Auburn University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Department at archives@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1732.

Format

Digital Audio File
Transcription PDF
35 Digital Images

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Heather M. Haley

Interviewee

Victoria Skelton

Location

Bond Library, Thach Hall, Auburn University (Auburn, AL)

Original Format

MP3 Audio File
Transcription PDF
35 JPG Images

Duration

02:00:38

Time Summary

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:20 - Public school education in Dallas, TX
00:17:55 - Texas A&M and extracurriculars
00:26:04 - Victoria's political and ideological leanings
00:34:42 - Graduate school in Auburn, AL
00:54:43 - Election Day, November 8, 2016
01:12:55 - Donald Trump's inauguration and Victoria's travel to Washington, D.C.
01:32:33 - Women's March (in Washington, D.C.)
01:50:32 - Return to Alabama
01:54:08 - Maintaining the momentum
01:58:38 - Victoria's final thoughts

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