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SAN ANTONIO, TX – The 3rd annual HBCU Oral History Project is hosted at St. Philip’s College February 15-17, from 9AM to 5PM in the Sutton Learning Center, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio,TX.
Under the direction of Rev. Steve Miller, the Project’s Founder, digitized oral history accounts will be gathered by the HBCU academy which includes; Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College and Southwestern Christian College. Participating partner universities include, Austin Presbyterian, Baylor University and TCU.
Using academic and historical research methodology, San Antonio residents of color are invited to share personal stories of racial discrimination. Students are trained to process their research for accuracy that will be archived in HBCU University libraries across the United States to be made available for posterity.
The HBCU Oral History Project operates under the auspices of US-CLO, the United Christian Leadership Organization. Both organizations were founded by the Rev. Steve Miller, a 2018-2019 Ashoka Award recipient. The $123-thousand dollar award recognized the value of healing the racial divide through story telling.
Miller describes the weekend events thusly, “We digitally chronicle stories to pursue personal and national healing as well as to create policy changes within the political environment, and spiritual changes within the ecumenical community.”Continue Reading