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WHAT MAKES A GREAT INTERVIEW? 

GREAT QUESTIONS.

Here is a list of questions we would love to hear the answers too. Feel free to add your own questions and to ask follow up questions if you just want to know more. There is no such thing as a bad question, however if the person is uncomfortable with the question just move on to the next one. (Files can be mp3, mp4, m4a, wav. Images jpg or png and any text file.)

 

Questions to ask

 

  • What is your full name and when and where were you born?
     

  • Had your family been from that area for a long time?
     

  • What are your family’s roots? Where did they come from? 
     

  • Do you remember any stories about your family?
     

  • Growing up what was your neighborhood like? Was it racially and ethnically mixed?
     

  • What was it like growing up in that area?
     

  • What was your childhood like? Tell me about the schools you went too.
     

  • What kind of work did your mother do? Your father? Your grandparents?
     

  • What kind of job/s did you have?
     

  • Did you have any role models in the family or the community?
     

  • Did you admire any pubic figures? (celebrities, Presidents, etc)
     

  • Do you have any memories of the Great Depression? World War II? the Roosevelts? the 1950’s? the Civil Rights Movement?
     

  • Can you talk about segregation and If/what role it had in your life?
     

  • Do you remember where you were when President Kennedy was killed? Martin Luther King? Robert Kennedy? Malcom X? How did their assassinations make you feel?
     

  • Do you have a love of your life? Tell me about them?
     

  • Can you tell me about your religious beliefs/spiritual beliefs? What is your religion? How important was it to you?
     

  • Did anyone in your family serve in the military? Do you know where?
     

  • What advice would you give the younger generation?
     

  • Is there a particular story or moment you would like to share?

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