Crossing Fences

Crossing Fences

Oral histories of African-American men in Pittsburgh as collected by African-American boys and young men in Grades 5 to 12.

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May 1, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewer Dayvon Staten collected this oral history of Kevin Wells from Homewood.

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Youth interviewer Adam Keene collected this oral history of Chef Alfredo Russell from Hazelwood.

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April 17, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Nehemiah Hudgins-Lopez & Gerrod Travis collected this oral history of Reverend Sam Ware from Homewood.

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April 10, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Chazz Daniels & Terron Jackson collected this oral history of Malcolm Thomas from the Hill District.

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April 3, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Trevon Moore & Rahmod Robinson collected this oral history of Keith Robinson from Center of Life in Hazelwood.

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March 27, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Ricko Christian & Jaymier Scarbrough collected this oral history of John Wilborn, III from Homewood.

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March 20, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Chazz Daniels & David Jones collected this oral history of Councilman Daniel Lavelle from the Hill District.

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March 13, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Aaron Wilson & Xavier Henry collected this oral history of Gerald Brooks from YouthPlaces in Wilkinsburg.

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March 6, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Michael Mosley, Davon Hamlin & Maxwell Martin collected this oral history of Mike McGinnis from Brothers and Sisters Emerging in Garfield.

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February 27, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Jacquea Henderson & Darius Covington collected this oral history of Terrence Taylor from Homewood.

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February 20, 2021 4 min

 

Youth interviewers Spencer Jackson, Christian Beyer & Alonzo Kidd collected this oral history of Danny Williams from Sheraden.

 

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February 13, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers James Metz & Anjol Lewis collected this oral history of Kashif Henderson from McKinley Park in Pittsburgh's Hilltop.

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February 6, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Terrell Truss-Moore & Isaiah Brice-Pickens collected this oral history of Bruce Ganaway from the Hill District.

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January 30, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Wesley Smith & Floyd Nichols collected this oral history of Darnell Campbell from Center of Life in Hazelwood.

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January 23, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Jaquan Betts & Sam Brown collected this oral history of Richard Bradford from YouthPlaces in Wilkinsburg.

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January 16, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Ryan Jennings-Gard & Chase Mitchell collected this oral history of Marcellus Allen from McKeesport City Hall.

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January 9, 2021 6 min

Youth interviewers Demetrius Allen-Green, Gerrod Travis & Yamir Nelson collected this oral history of George Webb Sr. from Homewood.

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January 2, 2021 5 min

Youth interviewers Jassaun Davidson, Isaac Hall & Gildas Kodjo collected this oral history of Ricky Hardy from Father Ryan Arts Center in Sto-Rox.

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December 26, 2020 6 min

Youth interviewers Terron Jackson & Chazz Daniels collected this oral history of Carl Truss from University Prep in the Hill District.

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December 19, 2020 6 min

 

Youth interviewers John Krall, Keylen Kenney & Xzavier Rodgers collected this oral history of Neal Williams, III from Brothers and Sisters Emerging in Garfield.

 

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