Oral History 


New Winston Museum believes in the power and significance of personal stories. We are actively collecting oral histories from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Community and look forward to sharing them with the public. Below is a selection of some of our and partners’ oral history projects.


 

Local Civil Rights pioneer Carl Matthews shares his incredible story.

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The following oral histories feature many local residents and are edited and organized into three thematic sections that illustrate life in this community over time.

 

The first video combines comments and remembrances concerning Winston-Salem’s early years. Interviewees share personal and family stories that give a glimpse of the community’s early identity.

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 The second video shares observations on local race relations and descriptions of life during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

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The final video incorporates the perspectives of long-time residents and representatives of the community’s new developments, providing a retrospective on where Winston-Salem has been, how we arrived where we are, and thoughts on where we are going.

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