Telling Our Stories: A Philadelphia Community Media Oral History Project (working title)
- Antoine Haywood
- Annenberg School for Communication
Student Creative Production Grant
Telling Our Stories is a public archive of first-person narratives told by Philadelphia-area Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) media makers who use public access television and community radio platforms to engage in local and transnational storytelling networks. The first phase of the project will be a website that features short videos and audio clips of BIPOC storytellers reflecting on their experience making community media in Philadelphia. Antoine Haywood also plans to produce a public exhibition as part of this project, as well as a book, which will feature the media makers’ portraits, stories, and production work samples. Telling Our Stories builds on the years of experience Antoine developed working at Philadelphia Community Access Media (PhillyCAM), from 2010-2018. While he no longer works at PhillyCAM, he’s remained in touch with many people who have expressed their interest in developing an archive that contains stories about their journeys into community media. Telling Our Stories is also an essential part of Antoine Haywood’s dissertation through the Annenberg School for Communication.