Sharing Stories: The Importance of Oral Histories and Listening in These Unprecedented Times.
The Berkshire Museum has created a virtual tour of the NAACP Berkshire Branch Oral History Project and it is available for viewing in a few different ways. You may explore it with this link. https://explore.berkshiremuseum.org/their-stories-oral-histories-from-the-naacp
The NAACP Oral History Project was organized with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College and the NAACP Berkshire Branch. The Berkshire Museum then made a beautiful exhibition with the materials from the project, including portraits by Julie McCarthy. On our site, you can view the project with complete interviews, developed for us by two University of Massachusetts graduate students, in collaboration with Berkshire Museum and NAACP, at this link: https://www.theoralhistorycenter.org/their-stories-the-berkshire-county-naacp/
Now, the Museum has taken this work one big step further and created a virtual exhibition that replicates the actual exhibition, which was on view from February – May, 2019. They opened the exhibit with a virtual panel discussion, Sharing Stories: The Importance of Oral Histories and Listening in These Unprecedented Times, also available for viewing/listening.