Traditionally, the adage “history is written by the winners” holds true.
The voices and perspectives of people with power have been privileged in the historical record, and finding the perspectives of anyone else from most eras of history is a challenge.
In modern history, that doesn’t have to be true. The era of mass information makes recording diverse perspectives much easier — and yet still, as in other fields, the voices of the elite are privileged in modern history.
This board gives the Southern Oral History Program credit for starting to change that.
Since its founding in 1973, the program has made great strides to include people from all backgrounds within the historical record and to make history accessible to everyone.