America’s senior citizens have lived through some of the most dramatic and rapid changes in the history of the world. From horse and buggy days, to the Great Depression, to wars, space flight and the Internet — those over age 75 have experienced remarkable upheaval.
What do they think about what they’ve seen? In the fall of 2015 Southern Journalism students in the Department’s “capstone” class spoke with elder citizens about their lives.
Each of the 19 students interviewed a family member and two strangers.
It was an eye-opening experience for the students. The stories told in these profiles range from surviving World War II to being gay in America. Here are some video reflections from the students about their reporting.