Crossing Fences: McKeesport

 

 

McKeesport Voices  features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by 10 boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Youth CAST.  Listen below for each man’s story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

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Austin Davis
Interview by Noah Bivins & Terrel Stanford

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Reflection by Noah Bivins & Terrel Stanford on interviewing Austin Davis

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Elder Keith Giles
Interview by Cameron Mitchell & Desmone Stanford

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Reflection by Cameron Mitchell & Desmone Stanford on interviewing Elder Keith Giles

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Minister Woody Wilson
Interview by Ryan Jennings-Gard & Chase Mitchell

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Reflection by Ryan Jennings-Gard & Chase Mitchell on interviewing Minister Woody Wilson

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Aaron Johnson
Interview by Desmone Stanford & Cameron Mitchell

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Reflection by Desmone Stanford & Cameron Mitchell on interviewing Aaron Johnson

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Harold Allen
Interview by Lukas Kelley & Donovan Kelley

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Reflection by Lukas Kelley & Donovan Kelley on interviewing Harold Allen

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Deacon Flawzell Hall
Interview by Cameron Mitchell & Desmone Stanford

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Reflection by Cameron Mitchell & Desmone Stanford on interviewing Deacon Flawzell Hall

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Marcellus Allen
Interview by Ryan Jennings-Gard & Chase Mitchell

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Reflection by Ryan Jennings-Gard & Chase Mitchell on interviewing Marcellus Allen

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Ocie Lee Paige
Interview by Dennis Sanders, Donovan Kelley, Michael Smith & Lukas Kelley

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Reflection by Dennis Sanders, Donovan Kelley, Michael Smith & Lukas Kelley on interviewing Ocie Lee Paige

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Dr. Curtiss E. Porter
Interview by Terrel Stanford, Noah Bivins & Chase Mitchell

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Reflection by Terrel Stanford, Noah Bivins & Chase Mitchell on interviewing Dr. Curtiss E. Porter

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Mustafa Jack Musa
Interview by Dennis Sanders & Michael Smith

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Reflection by  Dennis Sanders & Michael Smith on interviewing Mustafa Jack Musa

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Deacon Corry Sanders
Interview by Noah Bivins & Terrel Stanford

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Reflection by Noah Bivins & Terrel Stanford on  interviewing Deacon Corry Sanders

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Special thanks to Keino Fitzpatrick, the Mayor’s office, Keith Giles and everyone at Youth CAST.

For a copy of the accompanying book/CD or for information about conducting a similar oral history project in your community, please contact Chanessa Schuler at chanessa@slbradio.org.

Crossing Fences is made possible by the African American Men and Boys Initiative of The Heinz Endowments

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with major support from Hive Pittsburgh, PNC Bank, Private Wealth Advisors and UPMC Health Plan as well as The Duckworth Group at Merrill Lynch, Manchester Academic Charter School, Manchester Youth Development Center, Mayor’s Office of the City of McKeesport,  New Pittsburgh Courier and Rothschild Doyno Collaborative.

 

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The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the individual represented and do not necessarily reflect those of The Heinz Endowments or any collaborating organization.

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