What are you collecting?

We are looking for anything that helps tells the everyday history of Winston-Salem’s African American community during the years of segregation:

Not just of civil-rights-related events, but of church picnics, family reunions, neighborhoods, sporting events, etc.

Programs for school graduations, debutant balls, class reunions, concerts;  documents of historical interest or signed by significant people; etc.

Stories (Either written or recorded):
Anecdotes and memories of life in Winston-Salem. We’re interested not only in memories of events of community-wide interest (for example, the visit here by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) but also, stories that provide a window into everyday life for the Winston-Salem’s African American population during segregation and the years of desegregation (for example, recollection of a family trip or of going to a movie theater).

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1. I’m ready to help! What can I do?
2. If I join a collection team, how much do I have to do?
3. Can I be on more than one collection team at a time?
4. What are you collecting?
5. What other resources can I consult to help me?
6. Why won’t my file upload on the submission portal?
7. What is the largest file size?
8. What format can the files be in?
9. My oral history file is larger than 250 MB. What do I do?
10. How can I send the city the file?
11. Can I drop it on of on a thumb drive?
12. I can’t join a collection team but I have a good story that should be preserved. What should I do?
13. How can I get my items scanned?