Northside Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Allegheny Youth Development. Listen below for each man’s story as well as reflections from the interviewers.
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Interview by Martay Howard & Wyatt Wade
Reflection by Martay Howard & Wyatt Wade on interviewing Thaddeus Mosley
Joe Kennedy IV
Interview by Donnell Trowell & Tavon Ogletree
Reflection by Donnell Trowell & Tavon Ogletree on interviewing Joe Kennedy IV
Interview by Dasean Banks & Seric Frazier
Reflection by Dasean Banks & Seric Frazier on interviewing Michael Thurmond
Deacon Charles Grayson III
Interview by Donnell Trowell & James Perry
Reflection by Donnell Trowell & James Perry on interviewing Deacon Charles Grayson III
Interview by DaSean Banks & Kalil Reeves
Reflection by DaSean Banks & Kalil Reeves on interviewing Dana Bose
Luqmon Abdus’ Salaam
Interview by Louie Rice & Deondre Morgan
Reflection by Louie Rice & Deondre Morgan on interviewing Luqmon Abdus’ Salaam
Ernest Dorsett, Sr.
Interview by Justin McEachern, Terrance McIntosh & Deondre Morgan
Reflection by Justin McEachern, Terrance McIntosh & Deondre Morgan on interviewing Ernest Dorsett, Sr.
Quincy Kofi Swatson
Interview by Eric Worlds & Justin McEachern
Reflection by Eric Worlds & Justin McEachern on interviewing Quincy Kofi Swatson
James Robert Herring III
Interview by Deondre Morgan & Terrance McIntosh
Reflection by Deondre Morgan & Terrance McIntosh on interviewing James Robert Herring III
Eugene Thomas, Jr.
Interview by Martay Howard, Tyreek Henderson & Justin McEachern
Reflection by Martay Howard, Tyreek Henderson & Justin McEachern on interviewing Eugene Thomas, Jr.
Special thanks to Brian Foltz, Dana Bose, Char Harris and everyone at Allegheny Youth Development.
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.