Voices of Newark: Oral Histories and Cultural Heritage
6 pm–7:30 pm
Narrators Patreese Johnson and Mageline Little will talk about sharing their life histories with the Queer Newark and Krueger Scott oral history collections, including their perspectives on the genre’s importance to social justice, identity, national, regional and local history. The presentation will be preceded by a reception with light refreshments from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Patreese Johnson is a poet and advocate for women who survived domestic violence. The youngest of four brothers and a sister, she grew up the youngest on the block in her tight-knit community in Newark.
Mageline Little worked for 33 years as a librarian in the Newark Public School District, the majority of which were spent at Southside Malcolm X High School. She moved to Newark from Durham, North Carolina in 1958.
About DS21P: Digital Scholarship as 21st-Century Pedagogy (DS21P) is a series of undergraduate courses connected by the concept of digital storytelling using oral histories. DS21P programming is supported by a Rutgers–Newark Chancellor’s Seed Grant.