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
Kevin “KK” AltonInterview by Joshua Sakho & Kevin Jordan
Reflection by Joshua Sakho & Kevin Jordan on interviewing
Kevin “KK” Alton
Leon McCrayInterview by Jaden Wallace & D’Vaughntae Ponton
Reflection by Jaden Wallace & D’Vaughntae Ponton on interviewing
Interview by Joshua Sakho, D’Andre Collier & Justin Howell
Reflection by Joshua Sakho, D’Andre Collier & Justin Howell on interviewing
Interview by Anthony Carrington & Elijah Peterson
Reflection by Anthony Carrington & Elijah Peterson on interviewing
Interview by Anthony Carrington, Aronde Camp & Jordan Dennis
Reflection by Anthony Carrington, Aronde Camp & Jordan Dennis on interviewing
Lester OrmeInterview by D’Vaughntae Ponton & Jaden Wallace
Reflection by D’Vaughntae Ponton & Jaden Wallace on interviewing
DeVon MaddenInterview by Shaquan Adair & Elijah Peterson
Reflection by Shaquan Adair & Elijah Peterson on interviewing
John HairstonInterview by James Metz, Aronde Camp & D’ Andre Collier
Reflection by James Metz, Aronde Camp & D’ Andre Collier on interviewing
Interview by James Metz & Anjol Lewis
Reflection by James Metz & Anjol Lewis on interviewing
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
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.