Hilltop Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by thirteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Voices Against Violence. Listen below for each man’s story as well as reflections from the interviewers.
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Interview by Jordan Dennis & Kevin Jordan
Reflection by Jordan Davis & Kevin Jordan on interviewing Richard Carrington
Kevin “KK” Alton
Interview by Joshua Sakho & Kevin Jordan
Reflection by Joshua Sakho & Kevin Jordan on interviewing Kevin “KK” Alton
Interview by Jaden Wallace & D’Vaughntae Ponton
Reflection by Jaden Wallace & D’Vaughntae Ponton on interviewing Leon McCray
Interview by Joshua Sakho, D’Andre Collier & Justin Howell
Reflection by Joshua Sakho, D’Andre Collier & Justin Howell on interviewing Shaloc
Interview by Anthony Carrington & Elijah Peterson
Reflection by Anthony Carrington & Elijah Peterson on interviewing Leonard Brown
Interview by Anthony Carrington, Aronde Camp & Jordan Dennis
Reflection by Anthony Carrington, Aronde Camp & Jordan Dennis on interviewing George Knox
Interview by D’Vaughntae Ponton & Jaden Wallace
Reflection by D’Vaughntae Ponton & Jaden Wallace on interviewing Lester Orme
Interview by Shaquan Adair & Elijah Peterson
Reflection by Shaquan Adair & Elijah Peterson on interviewing DeVon Madden
Interview by James Metz, Aronde Camp & D’ Andre Collier
Reflection by James Metz, Aronde Camp & D’ Andre Collier on interviewing John Hairston
Interview by James Metz & Anjol Lewis
Reflection by James Metz & Anjol Lewis on interviewing Kashif Henderson
Special thanks to Richard Carrington, Emi Iwatani, DeVon Madden and everyone at Voices Against Violence.
For a copy of the accompanying book/CD or for information about conducting a similar oral history project in your community, please contact Chanessa Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Crossing Fences is made possible by the African American Men and Boys Initiative of The Heinz Endowments
with major support from Hive Pittsburgh, PNC Bank, Private Wealth Advisors and UPMC Health Plan as well as The Duckworth Group at Merrill Lynch, Manchester Academic Charter School, Manchester Youth Development Center, Mayor’s Office of the City of McKeesport, New Pittsburgh Courier and Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.
The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the individual represented and do not necessarily reflect those of The Heinz Endowments or any collaborating organization.