Listening to Our Past (Rebroadcast)
Meet a man who joined the circus as a teen, another who was part of Tampa’s first day of integrated dining in the 1960s, and a woman whose family went to meetings and picnics in Ybor City supporting the Spanish Republic during that country’s civil war. This week on Florida Matters, we’ll visit with the past through excerpts of oral histories from the Bay area. And we’ll talk about why these recordings -- and ones that you can make with your family -- matter.
Mark Greenberg explains how oral histories collected for a library differ from the sorts of personal histories that are the focus of the National Day of Listening. (0:54)
Greenberg admits that changing technology has made it hard to preserve recorded stories because you never know what the next storage medium will be. But he says some form of digital storage is the best bet. (1:28)
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