We Are Greenwood™ Oral History Project

 

The We Are Greenwood™ Oral History Project is led by Descendant Coordinator, DJ Mercer, and Program Manager, Greta Smith Wisnewski. The project began in 2020 and emerged out of a need to document, amplify and preserve the history of Massacre Survivors and Descendants as told from their perspective. Survivor and Descendant oral histories illuminate the scope of what Massacre perpetrators stole from Greenwood residents, as well as highlighting community resilience in the face of the Massacre’s immediate and ongoing devastation.

This page contains a small selection of Descendant oral history interviews conducted by the We Are Greenwood™ Oral History Project team. These interviews offer an invaluable cross-section of lived and inherited experiences of those who are descended from Massacre Victims and Survivors. We want to thank the Descendants who have worked with us to help document their oral histories. Together we are reclaiming the narrative. Without you, this work would not be possible.

We are continuously looking to document Descendant stories. If you are a Descendant who would like to participate in the We Are Greenwood™ Oral History Project, contact us by clicking the button below.

 

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Barbara Barros (Descendant of Jack and Daisy Scott)

2021
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Cato Stephens (Descendant of Wilbur and Zola Stephens)

2021
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Daisy L. Rodgers (Descendant of Jack and Daisy Scott)

2021
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Dan Wallace (Descendant of Lessie Benningfield-Randle)

2021
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Danelle Smith (Descendant of John R Emerson Sr)

2021
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Jackie Emerson Weary (Descendant of John R Emerson Sr)

2021
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John Smith (Descendant of John R Emerson Sr)

2021
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John Villareal (Descendant of Marciano and Josefina Villareal)

2021
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Lauren and Karyn Usher (Descendants of JB Stradford)

2021
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Maureen Scott (Descendant of Jack and Daisy Scott)

2021
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Pamela Vinson (Descendant of Theodore Porterfield)

2021
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Virgil Rowe (Descendant of Jack and Daisy Scott)

2021
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