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Hampton Township – An Oral History

June 6, 2013 – 2:30 pm | 2,502 views
Dale Miller On April 10th and 11th of 2013, The Saturday Light Brigade attended the third annual Hampton T4 Tech Expo--a highly interactive and engaging biennial event that provides an opportunity for the entire Hampton community to experience, first hand, the many ways technology is being used to benefit teaching and learning in the Hampton School District.

From There to Here…2013

May 8, 2013 – 11:44 am | 2,105 views
IMG_8097 As part of their Spring 2013 Social Studies unit, twenty-three Winchester Thurston School fifth graders interviewed people who came to the U.S. from other countries.

Crossing Fences: Homewood

December 11, 2012 – 11:50 am | 16,075 views
Homewood Crossing Fences Group August 2012 Homewood Voices features first-person reflections from thirteen men as collected by seventeen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with the YMCA Lighthouse Project at Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 in Homewood.

Crossing Fences: Hazelwood

December 11, 2012 – 11:35 am | 15,199 views
Izzy-Rashaud-Shyheim-Adam Hazelwood Voices features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by twelve boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Center of Life at Keystone Church of Hazelwood.  Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: Hill District

December 11, 2012 – 11:06 am | 15,053 views
The Hill District Crossing Fences Group August 2012 Hill District Voices features first-person reflections from twelve men as collected by six boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12 in the Hill District.

Crossing Fences — A Community Celebration

November 15, 2012 – 10:56 am | 1,535 views
CF2 In Summer 2012, SLB convened groups of African American male students in Homewood, Hazelwood and the Hill District. While learning about digital audio recording, each group also spent time discussing attributes of male role models and identifying African American men with a connection to their community that could be interviewed. With support as needed, students then arranged, conducted and edited these interviews. The results were published in Homewood Voices, Hazelwood Voices and Hill District Voices, each a full-color book (with CD) with 1,000 copies distributed throughout the community.

Vietnam – Stories from U.S. Veterans

September 11, 2012 – 11:19 am | 1,809 views
Winchester Thurston Vietnam Vets On May 7th 2012, nine veterans met with Winchester Thurston School eleventh graders to share experiences and stories from their service during the Vietnam War. The accounts below include these student interviews as well as reflections based on these conversations, all of which were conducted as part of a U.S. History class and The City as Our Campus program (directed by Ms. Teresa DeFlitch). Special thanks to Dr. Alexis Macklin at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Bigelow Heights Community Reunion

December 22, 2011 – 12:00 pm | 4,316 views
BigelowHeights_collage You've heard of high school or college reunions, what about a neighborhood reunion? That's what happened on July 30 and July 31, 2011 as over 100 former (and current) residents reconnected. Listen to stories from folks who grew up in Bigelow Heights after World War II. Discover the joys and fears found in this neighborhood located between Greenfield and Squirrel Hill. This audio was collected and edited by neighborhood resident Norton Gusky.