Scholarship in Practice: Undergraduates Gather Oral Histories from Prince George's County

July 10, 2017

With the guidance and vision of Professor Merle Collins, students enrolled in English 361 developed narratives included in the volume CAFE CONNECTIONS.

Cover for _Cafe Connections_ volume developed by students in English 361, spring 2017These undergraduates spent the spring semester studying techniques, methods, and theories at work in the fields associated with oral history. They also went weekly to the CAFE (Cultural Academy for Excellence) to interview and work with young people there.

Collins assisted students with the process, helped them shape the histories, and edited the final projects; those are compiled in the volume, available here. PDF icon 2017.06.13_engl361_cafeconnections.pdf

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