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Submitted by on October 4, 2010 – 3:12 pm

Allegheny Voices is a project that was born of a chance meeting and a casual conversation about Andy Warhol’s love of ordinary discourse. Armed with a tape recorder, Andy would record for posterity, the type of conversation that most of us would have and then soon forget. Inspired also by Warhol’s Interview magazine, the potential for an audio-visual collaboration between The Saturday Light Brigade and The Andy Warhol Museum was seen. It was decided that older North Side residents would be the perfect interviewees to share their stories and memories of growing up in the same area, albeit a different era, with 8th grade students at Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS).

Pairs of students interviewed various North Side residents, gaining insight into North Side history and benefiting from listening to their experiences. This new-found knowledge instilled the sense of community, interconnectedness, pride and historical perspective to student’s lives on the North Side, that it was hoped the project would indeed bring.

The students helped to transcribe their interviews and designed all of the pages in which to showcase the interviews for the Allegheny Voices magazine.

This project was made possible with support from The Grable Foundation as part of the Charm Bracelet Fund and a grant from Manchester Academic Charter School.

Download Audio FileRoger Humphries

Interviewed by Kevin Mahdi and Lucas Sanders

Download Audio FileSister Mary Damian

Interviewed by Monyette Lina Flowers and Lyberti A. Bruce

Download Audio FileJack Smith

Interviewed by Phillip Washington and Devin Lyles

Download Audio FileFr. Jack O’Malley

Interviewed by Mikayla Kisner and Diondrai Brown

Download Audio FileMattie Powell

Interviewed by Dustin McDuffie and Shunai Taylor

Download Audio FileMoses Carper

Interviewed by Antoine Long and De’Arre Hunter

Download Audio FileJane Johnson

Interviewed by Raven Branch and Mar’Zhae Washington

Download Audio FileBob Miller

Interviewed by Mason Whitley and Brindon White

Download Audio FileWarren Gottschalk

Interviewed by DeVaughn Robinson and Katelyn Richardson

Download Audio FileLinda Ehrlich

Interviewed by Aaron Snowden and Amir Davis

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  • Jeff Trebac says:

    Fantastic project. I know Roger Humphries, but now I know so much more of his background. He actually played in my dad’s house band at the Harmar House in the 60s and 70s.
    To this day, I walk the trails of Riverview Park and wonder who Moses Carper was. Now, I have an understanding of his life on the Northside and his impact. I shall continue to listen! Thank you for your contribution in saving some of our local history. Jeff Trebac…

    • Sherry Faddoul says:

      Thank you for recording Moses! Love hearing about his childhood!
      Brought back so many memories!
      I’ve been wanting to connect with him and go back to visit the stables where I took my kids in the 90’s & 00’s.
      Moses allowed us to go when the Horses needed brushed and medicated and then after we helped with that we were blessed to ride the horses! We’re from the South Hills And to see horses in the N Side, which I assumed was mostly city, how wonderful! What a gem we discovered! A friend of mine introduced me to Moses & the horses! Praise God for people like him who help others!

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