Keystones Oral Histories Mission Statement
To provide recognition through documentaries, curriculum development, Living History and Hall of Fame programs to local ethnic and social communities that have influenced the historical development of the region in which they live.
About Keystones Oral Histories
Throughout the history of Education within America, the experiences of ethnic minority groups has been marginally represented within the Social Studies curriculum. Bryan Wade, a former K-8 educator and having produced documentaries and television recognized the need to address these educational disparities pertaining to the lack of ethnic minority representation within the history of the United States of America.
In 2017, Bryan Wade was inspired to respond to this inequity and created Keystones Oral Histories. The purpose for this initiative was and is to highlight the military and community contributions in their regional communities that are scarcely known. Wade’s approach was not to disparage one ethnic group against another, simply to highlight the significant accomplishments of these exceptional African American men & women. Keystones Oral Histories future plans are to expand its oral history initiatives to include The Native American, LatinX, Jewish, Asian and LGBTQ experiences.
Keystones is very mindful of creating collaborations with colleges, community organizations and public schools. We understand by engaging various constituent groups within a community, we enhance and expand awareness regarding the oral histories we produce.
Keystones Oral Histories is pleased to announce that our viewership has expanded and can now be seen on the following PBS member stations: WITF Central Pennsylvania, KQED San Francisco California and the Bay Area, PBS North Carolina and WHYY in the Philadelphia/Delaware region.
Keystones Oral Histories is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization in good standing with the IRS.