South Phoenix Oral History Project

South Phoenix Oral History Project is a student-founded, student-led initiative to capture and preserve the untold stories of innovation, education, and equity in South Phoenix, Arizona.

It is a collaboration of The Storytelling Institute and the History Department at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.

South Phoenix is a sacred and relevant place with little academic attention afforded to its history. Very few academic or popular records exist detailing the history of South Phoenix, its role in the evolution of the largest metropolis in the Southwest outside of California, or its traditionally underserved population of Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian residents. Our students and this project seek to right this wrong. 

“The South Phoenix Oral History Project has given
South Mountain Community College a sense of place.”

~ Faculty Feedback, 2020

 

Until now, I had no idea South Phoenix even mattered.
Now, I'm proud of where I'm from.”

~ Student Feedback, 2018

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SPOH Event - General Admission

Thank you for attending a South Phoenix Oral History Project event. We suggest the following amounts:

Students - $5

Faculty/Staff - $10

Community Member - $10

SPOH - Donations

Thank you for donating to the South Phoenix Oral History Project. Because of your support, we are able to train future historians and history teachers while also reclaiming the history of SMCC and South Phoenix. 

 

Our donation tiers are inspired by the 5Cs of Arizona. Please select from the tiers below:

 

Cotton Level: $25.00
We will send you a thank you email with a student profile.

 

Cattle Level: $50.00
We will mail you a thank you card with a student profile.

 

Citrus Level: $75.00
We will mail you a thank you card with a student profile and SPOH gift.

 

Climate Level: $100.00
We will mail you a thank you card with a student profile and SPOH gift! You will be recognized on our website for your contributions.

 

Copper Level: $200.00
We will mail you a thank you card with a student profile and SPOH gift! You will be recognized on our website and seasonal newsletter for your contributions!

Origins: Celebrating 40 Years of South Mountain Community College Premiere and Silent Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South Phoenix Oral History Project is thrilled to announce the virtual premiere of Origins: Celebrating 40 Years of South Mountain Community College.

Join us for the full-length documentary, founders' panel, and virtual silent auction at 5pm on January 22nd. 

Link to the event: https://youtu.be/dGLmfSmwmCI 

Look for a reminder in your email! 

Please consider donating to support future projects like this. All donations go to student stipends and program expenses.