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The West Las Vegas Teen Oral History Project is an intergenerational project, enabling teens to become historians of cultural and heritage experiences in their African American Community. We assembled a team of six (6) teen volunteers by contacting and requesting nominations from area special interest groups which included, but was not limited to, schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. We created a selection committee which included staff from the West Las Vegas Library, and members from area special interest groups which included but was not limited to schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. This nomination committee selected twenty individuals to interview. Only one was not available. Individuals selected are long standing residents or elders within the African American Community willing to discuss their first-hand accounts of life in West Las Vegas to the student oral historians. Stan Armstrong from UNLV was contracted to oversee the interviews and to teach the kids how to conduct the interviews. We have had several planning meetings with Stan starting in September. We awarded the positions to the Teens first week of October and conducted several weeks of training on interview techniques, questions, equipment, greeter etc. The youth involved did follow up activities at their schools/library to learn more about Oral History and start work on their personal “Class Journal” to document their experiences with doing the histories.

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The West Las Vegas Teen Oral History Project is an intergenerational project, enabling teens to become historians of cultural and heritage experiences in their African American Community. We assembled a team of six (6) teen volunteers by contacting and requesting nominations from area special interest groups which included, but was not limited to, schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. We created a selection committee which included staff from the West Las Vegas Library, and members from area special interest groups which included but was not limited to schools, sororities and fraternities, and churches. This nomination committee selected twenty individuals to interview. Only one was not available. Individuals selected are long standing residents or elders within the African American Community willing to discuss their first-hand accounts of life in West Las Vegas to the student oral historians. Stan Armstrong from UNLV was contracted to oversee the interviews and to teach the kids how to conduct the interviews. We have had several planning meetings with Stan starting in September. We awarded the positions to the Teens first week of October and conducted several weeks of training on interview techniques, questions, equipment, greeter etc. The youth involved did follow up activities at their schools/library to learn more about Oral History and start work on their personal “Class Journal” to document their experiences with doing the histories.

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