Not one but two civil rights movements flourished in mid-twentieth century Texas, and they did so in intimate conversation with one another. While most research on American race relations has utilized a binary analytical lens - examining either "black" vs. "white" or "Anglo" vs. "Mexican" - the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project collects, interprets, and disseminates new oral history interviews with members of all three groups.
This website is a publicly accessible, free, and user-friendly multimedia digital humanities database that provides video clips from the interviews to researchers as well as teachers, students, journalists, activists, and the general public. Rather than streaming full interviews or displaying transcripts, this site indexes short clips and assigns each one its own metadata, including narrow subject terms and tags. Click here to read more about the project.
About the project | Number of clips on website: 7808 | Number of interviewees: 467