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Montagnard Teens Look Back on Their History

Posted on February 20, 2014 by in The OFI Blog

Montagnard Teens interview each other for an affiliate museum of the Smithsonian

Montagnard Teens interview each other

As part of the ongoing series “Young Historians, Living Histories” Smithsonian Affiliations (SA) intern Paula Lee recently posted an article on the SA “Affiliate” blog. Paula describes how the Greensboro Historical Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, has reached out to engage with young people from Greensboro’s Montagnard community.

The second largest community of the Montagnard people, an indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, is located in Greensboro, NC.  As part of a project with the Greensboro Historical Museum, 15 Montagnard teens volunteered to interview each other on camera to talk about their own personal experiences,  whether they were born Cambodia, Vietnam, or the U.S..

You can read the whole story in Paula’s article here.

Montagnard students representing the Smithsonian and the Greensboro Historical Center

Montagnard students at the Greensboro Historical Center