Dr. Samuel J. Redman, Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst‘s Department of History and Center for Heritage and Society, speaks exclusively to London Oral History in this Q&A about his role, why it’s important to have a national oral tradition and what his top tips are for maintaining a familial oral history archive.
What makes a great speech? There is no single answer to this and a range of ingredients are needed for a speech to be considered great and perhaps more for it to be immortal.
This week in our series of The Makers of History: Steve Jobs. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.
This week in our series of The Makers of History: Barack Obama. What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago.
This week in our series of The Makers of History: Winston Churchill.
This week in our series of The Makers of History: JFK. Sure it’s a big job; but I don’t know anyone who can do it better than I can. On the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination almost all media platforms have dedicated space for their own tributes to the fallen King.
This week in our series of The Makers of History: Martin Luther King Jr. We are not makers of history. We are made by history. This is part of a series on The Makers of History where we look at the best historical speeches. Do get in touch if you have a recommendation you’d like us…