History

Dean Willis

Dean Willis – JFK

Dean Willis recalls the day President Kennedy was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rosellen Utterback

Rosellen Utterback – Coal Miner

Rosellen Utterback’s father was a coal miner during the winter and farmer in the summer during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Renate Kahn

Renate Kahn – Eyewitness to Kristallnacht

Renate Kahn grew up in Germany where she experienced antisemitism from teachers, parents, and other kids. She was an eyewitness to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when Jewish owned business were ransacked. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – Working for the first American Computer Inventor

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about working for the first American computer developer. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite discusses his grandfather who took part in the start of Sharecropping after the Civil War. Joe also talks about his great-grandfather who was a Captain in the Civil War until he was petitioned out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Joe’s Short Story about his near-death experience…

Neil Morrow MD

Dr. Neil Morrow – Working in his Father’s Pharmacy During The Great Depression

Dr. Neil Morrow shares what his childhood was like during the end of the Great Depression and living in his father’s pharmacy. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he doesn’t believe children today are allowed to make mistakes like they were able to in his day in the General Subjects and Everyday…

Sydelle Schectman

Sydelle Schedctmen – Nazi Killing Squad

Sydelle Schectmen’s grandmother was shot by a Nazi killing squad in Belarus, Russia. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allie Jene Barksdale

Allie Jene Barksdale – Amazing Moments

Allie talks about the Kennedy assassination, moon landing, and other impactful events throughout her life. CLICK HERE to see Allie’s Short Story about leaving cards in the window for the Ice Man, in the General Subjects & Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch her full Oral History!

George Field

George Field – Car Air Conditioning

George Field remembers his first car in Uvalde, TX that had an aftermarket air conditioner. He also talks about his unsuccessful attempts at providing air conditioning in his family’s car. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Steve Cotton

Steve Cotton – President Reagan

Steve Cotton was working on Capitol Hill the day President Reagan was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard D. Kingsberry – Integrated Schools

  Richard D. Kingsberry describes his experience of attending both a segregated and integrated school and how it felt growing up with everything being seperate. He also talks about students being receptive to the integration but teachers, not so much. CLICK HERE to see Richard’s Short Story about planes that would go missing after launch!…

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Auschwitz Survivor and Death March

Margaret Hopkovitz was part of the prisoner group that left Auschwitz in 1941 and went on a Death March en-route to other concentration camps and being shot if you didn’t keep up while walking. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – First soldier in Buchenwald

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Mitchell Jones

Mitchell Jones – Segregated Trolley

Mitchell Jones’s father operated a trolley during the time of segregation. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ty Bronchetti

Ty Bronchetti – Nixon Resignation

Ty Bronchetti remembers the day President Nixon resigned. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Corner Stores

Gigi McWhirter talks about the difference in prices during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – Faulkner’s Plantation

Larry Mallory’s grandmother grew up on William Faulkner’s plantation. Faulkner’s daughter would teach the slave camp how to read. CLICK HERE to see Larry Mallory’s Short Story on MLK! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on the first African American field goal holder in the NFL in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK HERE to see…

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – Tales of the Great Depression

Larry Kramer’s father, who worked as a book keeper in New York City, told him stories about the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Harter – The Plume of an Atomic Bomb

Herb Harter was the co-pilot on the World War II B-24, Jeter Bug. He also witnessed the plume from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tony Berry – Overcoming Segregation

Tony Berry talks about growing up with everything being segregated, from movie theaters and water fountains to hospitals and cemeteries. He remembers having to order his food with his mom and leave the store since they were not allowed to sit in the many empty seats. Growing up segregated gave him an inferiority complex and…

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Bergen Belsen

Margaret Hopkovitz was transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen Belsen where she stole two potatoes in order to feed herself and her sister.  She talks about the meals given during her imprisonment and what she had to do while working in the kitchen there. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Halsey

Donald Halsey – Nixon’s Plane

  Donald Halsey designed the interior of President Nixon’s airplane in Air Force 1. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband and some other Lockheed agents attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tina Israel

Tina Israel – JFK Assassination Impact

Tina Israel recounts the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination and the impact she felt. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/AtomicBomb_12-17-15.mp4 Edited 2015