Interviews

A key goal of the Mythic Mississippi Project is to conduct interviews with scholars, heritage practitioners and public figures on particular themes of the project. The interviews conducted to date are interspersed on the relevant web pages. We also provide a list below of interviewees (alphabetized) and their topics for ease of reference. Note the second category of interviews, below, which is called “Labor Heritage.” We think that all of these interviews have significant educational value and will enrich visits to all of the places covered by our project.

Belknap, Lori: Cahokia Mounds site administration
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_eixyq7ns

Blandford, Justin: State Historic Sites in Springfield
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ptvxus6x

Fennell, Christopher: New Philadelphia and the Lives of Frank & Lucy McWorter
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_t6e12414

Iseminger, William: Archaeology of the Cahokia Mounds Site
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_n705ckry

Kapp, Paul: Historic Preservation
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_jw9n9j4e

Krupa, Krystiana: NAGPRA and Native American issues in Illinois
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_1t3k8ibk

Michelson, Bruce: Mark Twain’s Mississippi River 
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_v60jhw4m

McDonald, Lacy: Alton’s Role in U.S. Racial History and Freedom of the Press
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_gweuiofm

Pahre, Robert: Perspectives on the National Park Service
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_sipqc7nf

Robinson, J. Eric: Underground Railroad in Alton and area
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_PrcvC6KU
(This interview is used courtesy of Lewis and Clark Community College and its Black Student Union, under coordinator Jared Hennings) 

Robinson-McNeese, Wesley: 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site  https://vimeo.com/360603422

Silverman, Helaine and Blandford, Justin: Springfield Horseshoe Sandwich
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_pk9cku2n

Silverman, Helaine and Hunter, Devin: The Mythic Mississippi Project
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_di46ct1l

Townsend, Tim: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_xuxmhb10

Wagner, Mark: Fort Kaskaskia (the French fort, the American fort)
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_y4apfr4z

Winn, Brad: French Cahokia, French Illinois, and Lewis & Clark 
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_egfk3izd

LABOR HERITAGE
Cecil Roberts, President of United Mine Workers of America

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_snvhz7ik

“Fight like hell for the living” (Mother Jones standing next to General Bradley)
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_brpg4ghu

Mother Jones: longer speech
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_kh7eizy6

General Bradley
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_2x2ojkwp