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The Buford Highway Oral History Project

The Buford Highway Oral History Project will foster a strong and inclusive sense of Buford Highway’s community heritage and identities, a more comprehensive understanding of the past, and an inventory of current needs, challenges, and strengths, with the desire to generate a shared vision for the future to guide change and development in the Buford Highway area.

To accomplish this, We Love BuHi, Inc. and its partner organizations will gather first-person oral histories from immigrants and refugees, and their descendants, who arrived in or were raised in and around the Buford Highway Corridor from 1950 through the present. The desired product of the project is a collection of 125 to 150 oral history interviews, comprised of materials that may include audio recordings, text transcriptions, and related photos and documents. The Buford Highway Oral History Project collection will be permanently archived at the Library of Georgia State University, Special Collections and Archives Department.

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INFORMATION FOR HEROES

We are seeking people who are willing to be interviewed for the Buford Highway Oral History Project. If you would like to participate in the project as a Hero and be interviewed by one of our volunteer Listeners, please fill out the Pre-Interview Questionnaire. You will be contacted by our Project Architect Gina Yu to set up an interview date, time, and location. 

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INFORMATION FOR LISTENERS

We welcome volunteer Listeners who can make at least a year-long commitment to the Buford Highway Oral History Project. The ideal Listener will have speaking, reading, and writing fluency in English and a language other than English that is frequently encountered on Buford Highway. If you would like to participate in the project as a Listener, please email our Project Architect at gina@welovebuhi.com.

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

We are seeking ambassadors with a personal connection to the Buford Highway area who are willing to help us spread the word to fellow community members and support the Project in other ways. Ambassadors will receive special recognition at milestone events and celebrations throughout the duration of the Project.

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VOLUNTEER

We are seeking volunteers for a variety of opportunities. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this Project, please email our Project Architect Gina Yu at gina@welovebuhi.com.

 

THANKS TO OUR DONORS

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

 

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION - ATLANTA

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES - SOCIAL CHANGE COLLECTION

DEKALB COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY