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From the Southern Oral History Program, this is Press Record: a podcast about the joys and challenges of learning history by talking to those who lived it.

In honor of Women’s History Month, our third episode is all about oral history, feminism, and women’s activism. You’ll hear from Katherine Turk, a historian of women’s history at UNC Chapel Hill, talk about how oral histories illuminate other sides of the women’s movement; then, you’ll hear Jessica Wilkerson, a historian at the University of Mississippi, discuss a memorable interview with Barb Greene conducted for the SOHP’s Long Women’s Movement Project; and finally, you’ll hear a conversation between Rachel Seidman and Cara Schumann talk about oral history, political activism, and the Moxie Project at UNC.

You can listen to Episode 3 below through Soundcloud, and please subscribe and rate us on iTunes.

Cara Schumann (center, bottom row) and the Moxies, 2014

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Supplemental Materials

Visit the SOHP’s Long Women’s Movement Project.

Visit Katherine Turk’s faculty page here.

Visit Jessica Wilkerson’s faculty page here.

Visit the Carolina Women’s Center for information about the Moxie Project.

To listen to Jessica Wilkerson’s full interview with Barb Greene, go here.

To listen to Cara Schumann’s full interview with Erin Byrd, go here.


Episode 1: Silence Speaks Volumes

Episode 2: Back Ways

Episode 3: Feminism and Oral History

Episode 4: LGBTQ Southern Oral History and Activism

Episode 5: Pet Sounds

Episode 6: Sweet Emotion

Episode 7: Oral History for Movement Building

Episode 8: Voices From Charlotte

Episode 9: Veterans and Oral History

Episode 10: Women and Politics in the South

Episode 11: Oral History and the ERA

Episode 12: Revisiting “Back Ways”

Episode 13: New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces