African American Oral History Project at Fort Defiance

October 8, 2022


Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host guest speaker, Jason McGowan, as he presents “The Importance of Oral Histories”  at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8.

McGowan is a research associate with Middle Tennessee State University’s Albert Gore Research Center. At the event, he will explain why Oral Histories are so important for historians to understand past events.

McGowan believes everyone has a story to tell, and often these stories help historians understand events of the past on a more personal level. McGowan will also describe his current project and look for volunteers to participate in his research.