National Visionary Leadership Project

Oral histories are such a rich primary resource – I always get excited when I meet a researcher hunting for them. Anybody looking for oral histories of African American visionaries who have played pivotal roles in American history should absolutely check out the National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP).

A non-profit located in Washington, DC, NVLP maintains an extensive oral history digital archive, which features video interviews with 100+ visionaries from a wide variety of professional and activist backgrounds.

For an example, please see the below video of Derrick A Bell, Jr., a Civil Rights lawyer and author who passed away last year.

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