Fayetteville Technical Community College has unveiled a digital archive of interviews with participants who traveled earlier this year to Selma, Alabama.
Students from FTCC and Fayetteville State University visited a number of landmarks central to the Civil Rights movement and Black history, including the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the National Voting Rights Museum.
The five-day trip, which was made possible through a community engagement grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, included the Student Leadership Conference and stops at the Jubilee Festival and Parade as well as the Intergenerational Hip Hop Summit.
To help document the trip, instructors and mentors on the trip interviewed students immediately after each stop, recording students’ reflections on the lessons learned and emotions evoked at each site. Instructors and mentors also recorded their own thoughts.
The first set of recordings are available as part of the Voices of Selma Project in the digital archives at FTCC’s Paul H. Thompson Library. More recordings will be added over coming weeks. To listen to the recordings, please visit https://ftccarchive.omeka.net/collections/show/8.
Founded in 1961, FTCC is the third-largest community college in North Carolina, serving over 28,000 students annually through a wide variety of face-to-face and online programs. For information about FTCC, please visit https://www.faytechcc.edu.