[Photo above: Brandon Barnes ’17 and College Archivist Rebecca Skirvin]
Stressing the importance of African-American voices and experiences, the exhibit includes the oral history of Judith Brown El-Amin ’69, an African-American alumna who attended North Central at the height of the civil rights and Black Power movements. Her story, viewed here, inspired the materials incorporated within the exhibit.
El-Amin’s is the first oral history recorded by Skirvin at North Central, and she has expressed interest in collecting more.
“We’re looking for oral histories that represent a variety of experiences at North Central,” says Skirvin.
“We’re definitely interested in getting more stories from our African-American alumni, but also stories from students whose experiences contribute something unique.”
The exhibit, located in the Oesterle Library reference room, will be on display through winter term 2017.
For more information regarding the College’s Archives or to reach Skirvin, visit library.noctrl.edu/archives.
By Stephanie Passialis ’17