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Storytellers

Team members: Row 1 (l-r): Starla Collins-Ross, Margaret Oakes, Danielle Gibbs
Row 2 (l-r): Peter Tilkemeier, Bobbie Watts, Jane Robelot deCarvalho
Not pictured: Ralph Dimenna

 

The Storytellers project is designed to develop an avenue for local schools to use the art of storytelling to teach the history of South Carolina. Storytellers will produce an oral history of the integration of Greenville County Schools and develop a lesson plan for middle school history programs. The oral history will weave period graphics with the videotaped personal interviews from actors who participated in the desegregation of GCS, including Secretary Dick Riley, AV Huff, Clyde Mayes, and others. Through this project, Storytellers will create a plug-n-play for schools to engage students in exploring the experiences of those around them locally. The interviewing is underway and targeted completion is early 2017.