Sharing the Stories of War

UNCG’s Dr. Chuck Bolton believes that everyone has an important story that needs to be told.

That’s why the professor of history is partnering with the Greensboro Public Library and the national project StoryCorps to document the stories of war through his course “Oral History and the Veterans’ Experience.”

“Oral history is a way to preserve the voices of everyday people,” he said. “As people look back years from now, these stories will be important.”

One of the signature offerings of UNCG’s War & Peace Imagined event series, “Oral History and the Veterans’ Experience” is designed as both a course for UNCG honors students and a community project. This unique collaboration provides students and community members the opportunity to work together and collect the stories of individuals who have been impacted by war – from veterans to conscientious objectors to refugees fleeing conflict.

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