Mission Statement

Hi there,

I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but it’s been for good reason. I’ve spent the last few weeks interviewing Mrs. Inel Jefferson, learning about her long (and very interesting) life and her experiences with The Great Migration.

As Emily, Kyla–our third group member, added after her own group was reorganized–and I review our sizable collection of interview footage, we decided to outline exactly what our final video project will entail.

Mission: Our intention is to tell the story of The Great Migration through the unique experiences of Mrs. Jefferson. The story will be enriched with the colorful anecdotes about religion, family, and tradition.

Goals: We want to show how Mrs. Jefferson’s story gives a new perspective on The Great Migration, in the sense that not only African Americans were affected by it. We want the audience to realize that this movement was extremely pervasive in its effects on the lives of those involved, as evidenced by Mrs. Jefferson’s many stories. Mrs. Jefferson has lived a long and fruitful life, and we want to share her story with the world.

Organization: We plan to weave together Mrs. Jefferson’s anecdotes with voice-over narration to give context and historical background to her commentary on The Great Migration. We are going to separate the clips by theme and incorporate still photos as well. When the final version of the video is posted on our blogs, it will be accompanied by a  Soundslides project to highlight various elements of Mrs. Jefferson’s life. Each group member will develop a Soundslide independently; one will cover Mrs. Jefferson’s family history, another will cover Mrs. Jefferson’s driving, and a third will cover Mrs. Jefferson’s time at Center In The Park.