The following recent news stories and blogs discuss oral history, memoir writing, editing, and preserving the legacy of families and communities. Enjoy.

Paralyzed author writes about loss and grief in book written with his eyes.

CTV News

A Word, Please: On appositives, commas and when to use them

Burbank Leader


WWII Doolittle raider subject of new State Historical Society biography

Capitol Journal

Oral History Project Aims To Amplify Voices Of West Dallas Residents

Kera News (Texas)

All The Writers’ Workshops

New York Times

A Haitian Music Oral History That Bends Space and Time

Nathalie Joachim’s debut album, Fanm d’Ayiti, bridges vast expanses, bringing together the sounds of Haitian folk music, Western classical music, electronic, and hints of pop.

The Nation

15 Powerful Stories Of Segregation In America

“We were unwelcome in the neighborhood. There were cross-burnings and shootings. After only two weeks in our new home, our house was completely shot up.”

BuzzFeed News