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This week, we’re bringing you another exciting edition of the Oral History Review podcast, in which Troy Reeves talks to OHR contributor Jessica Taylor. In addition to discussing her article, “We’re on Fire”: Oral History and the Preservation, Commemoration, and Rebirth of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Sites, the podcast touches on the importance of listening to the priorities of community members when launching an oral history project. She also discusses the way spaces are memorialized, and how the limits of historical preservation can make it easier to maintain some stories at the expense of others.

Image Credit: “Emmett Till Marker.” Image Courtesy of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. Used with permission.

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