Share Your Memories About Brownsville!
Oral history is a method of conducting historical research through recorded interviews between a narrator with personal experience of historically significant events and a well-informed interviewer, with the goal of adding to the historical record. In November 2020, Enid Pinkney organized a series of oral history interviews with Dr. Shedrick Boren of Florida International University Honors College. Together they connected students with Brownsville community members and created around 20 oral histories.
Trained staff from Plusurbia will be conducting additional oral history interviews with Brownsville community members from February 2022 through November 2022. Interviews may be conducted in person or virtually via Zoom, and will be recorded.
Plusurbia staff will create a written transcript of the interview, which will be shared with the Historic Hampton House and The Black Archives. Information from the oral history interviews may be used in the Brownsville Historic Survey report, and the interview may be published on the Brownsville Historic Survey website.