“Institutions Need to Be Pushed”: An Oral History of the Allen Building Takeover
On February 13th, 1969, approximately 60 Duke students occupied the first floor of the Allen Building to protest the university’s failure to meet the needs of black students. Their demands included the creation of a black studies program, a summer transitional program for black freshmen, and a black student union.
We've made an incremental improvement to the open source interactive transcript system behind Duke University’s Rutherfurd Living History site. You've always been able to share the text of a quote plus direct link to that quote. Now it's a bit easier if all you want to do is grab the direct link.
Once we built the open source InSite system and started using it, it became obvious that the technology has uses beyond enabling the interactive interview transcripts that are central to the Duke Living History site. One thing we’ve been talking about is using an interactive transcript to illustrate a video, or give a guided tour.
The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.