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This interview was conducted with Sharece Johnson on July 1, 2016 in Hudson, New York as part of the collaboration between the Social Justice Leadership Academy and the Oral History Summer School. Sharece was born in Queens and lived there until she was eight when she moved to Hudson and lived with her sister until her mother found them an apartment. She discusses graduating from the local high school and Columbia Greene in 2013 and starting at New Albany where she will return in the fall after having taken a year off. In the interview Sharece talks about her Childhood, explaining how it was easier to be a kid in Hudson than Queen’s, recalling how she made friends instantly when she moved to Hudson, and has retained many of those friendships. She discusses the various things she was involved with growing up in Hudson, including TSL, describing the various things she learned and activities she participated in. She speaks about the various places in Hudson she likes to spend time in, the people in Hudson who have played an important role in her life, and her hopes for the future of Hudson.
This interview may be of interest to any young people or others interested in learning more about Hudson from the point of view of a young woman who is actively involved in many aspects of the Hudson community.
Christiana Fizet is is a history and political science teacher from Ottawa, Canada currently undertaking a PhD in history education, exploring the role history teacher candidates’ identities play in shaping their understandings of and approaches to Canadian history. She is interested in how oral history can be used as an instrument to give sound to previously silenced voices. She is also excited about using oral history in the history classroom and supporting her future students in becoming both interviewers and narrators.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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