ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS: This is a proposal for the final paper
Just to get you started thinking about your oral history project, briefly provide a 1.5 – 2 page, double-spaced proposal (that you can modify or alter at any point in the future) regarding what you were planning on doing for your Oral History Project.
You should include in your proposal
a) a rough idea of the historical event pertaining to African-American history you are examining.
b) some suggestions about what living persons you may want to interview for the project and why you believe they will be strong subjects. You may also want to include
a) what you think you may find in your interviews.
b) what differences in perspective, upbringing, the background you may find between your two interviewees.
c) what you know about the event, and what you anticipate you may learn about the event.
d) why applying the lens of African-American history to this particular event is valuable, original, and important.
You should also start thinking at this point about what kinds of questions you may want to ask, and you could certainly include that in your proposal if you’d like.
This is relatively informal, so feel free to brainstorm, suggest different avenues of inquiry, topic, etc.