Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new podcast? This spring, Professor Brett Palyfriman's class "The 1960s: Protest and Reform," took their final projects to a new level. The honors history course's final assignment was to create a podcast episode based on oral histories conducted with people who lived through the 1960s. They discussed and delved into some of the decade's most monumental moments. Students talked to Veterans of the Vietnam War, Woodstock Attendees, Civil Rights Warriors, LGBTQIA+ trailblazers, and more.
During a semester that was finished remotely, these students were able to create final projects that feel remarkably human. Through in-person and phone interviews, students born at the tail end of the 1990s were able to delve into rich and complex narratives that came out of one of the most complex and transformative decades of the 20th century. Check out the selection of their work below.
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Examining the LGBTQIA+ movement's roots from the Stonewall Riots and a first-hand perspective of growing up gay in the 1960s in middle America.
A conversation with the first black student at the University of Northern Alabama Dr. Wendell Gunn, and his journey growing up black in the 1960s south.