Samford University Projected
funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation
During the Spring semester of 2019, Episcopal Place and Samford University led an oral history project funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The intent of the project was to bridge a gap between the greatest generation (Episcopal Place residents) and millennials (Samford University students).
During the Spring semester seven Samford students were paired with Episcopal Place residents for weekly visits, which created a platform for discussion and interaction. On the first day of the project, residents and students immediately fell into lively conversation and laughter as they got to know each other.
As the weeks progressed bonds formed during their weekly visits while students and residents played games, shared stories, and decorated umbrellas for Gumbo Gala.
Near the end of the project, an audio recording of reach student and resident pair was produced. Over eight hours of audio recordings were edited into a 17 minute podcast, available on this website as well as Samford University.
Special thanks to the Alabama Humanities Foundation for making this project possible. Episcopal Place and Samford University plan to continue the project with a new set of participants for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please take a few minutes to listen to our podcast and learn how two generations learned that they actually have a lot in common.