K.002. Southern Communities: Listening for a Change
- Creator: Southern Oral History Program
- Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews
Listening for a Change encompasses interviews exploring dramatic changes in North Carolina since World War II and includes a variety of community-based projects focused on themes of race, public schools, the environment, a rapidly changing global economy, and the continuous influx of new immigrants. The project's name was inspired by the book, Listening for a Change: Oral History and Community Development. Co-authors Hugo Slim and Paul Thompson emphasize the importance of oral history as a form of participatory documentation and a method of historical inquiry that encourages active involvement by community members.