My Witness Series

One Voice Nashville participated in a unique partnership with Metro Arts Nashville in creating “My Witness”. With a handful of students representing schools all across Nashville, we have collected stories from Nashville Civil Rights veterans in a series of 8 podcast episodes. All interviews were conducted by the students with coaching, training and support from One Voice Nashville Director, Mary Margaret Randall. This project supports the installation of the Nashville Civil Rights-inspired public artwork, Witness Walls, next to the Metro Courthouse in downtown Nashville. #NashvillePublicArt #WitnessWalls #MyWitness

Schools Represented: Big Picture, Hillsboro, Hume-Fogg, Maplewood, Martin Luther King Junior Magnet, and Overton.

To listen to podcasts, visit  or click on titles below.


Episode 1- The Most Successful Civil Rights Movement / Listening Guide.Ep 1.MW

Episode 2- Teachers, True Role Models /My Witness Listening Guide 2

Episode 3- The Reluctant Desegregations of NashvillePublic Schools / Mw. Listening Guide 3

Episode 4- On the Job Training at the Lunch Counter Sit-Ins /MW.Listening Guide.D.Wells

Episode 5- Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides Reveal the Power of Nonviolence /MW Listening Guide.Episode 5

Episode 6- If You Can’t Tell Them Why You Are Marching, Get Out of the Line / MW.Listening Guide.Episode 6

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KIPP Academy

This fall and spring semester, One Voice Nashville is at KIPP! So excited to work with these students and learn about personal and community storytelling, podcasting, and narrative journalism.


University School of Nashville 

One Voice Nashville met with students every Friday afternoon last spring to practice interview skills, better listening techniques, and audio recording. One Voice Nashville also hosted Building Bridges, a one-week summer camp at the school in June 2016 for all rising 8th-12th graders! Nine amazing students participated in the camp and interviewed a variety of community members for their Individual projects! Look out summer 2017! Here we come!!


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Cameron College Prep

Fall semester of 2015, One Voice Nashville ran its FIRST-ever pilot program with students from Cameron College Prep! We were thrilled an honored to gain feedback on the curriculum and program from such bright students!

Check out this podcast piece highlighting our work at the school and hear from students firsthand-


Nancy Hawthorne

Nancy Hawthorne visited Cameron College Prep’s pilot as she shared with students about her experience in podcasting and storytelling here in Nashville.

J. Barrett

East Nashville Now

East Nashville Now is a podcast about the People and Places that make East Nashville great. As the host of East Nashville Now, John Barrett brings his unique interview style to the table as he talks to locals about their dreams for the future, their unique histories and what they’re doing right now!



Othman Almishari

Othman visited with students at Cameron to help them practice active listening skills and narrative journalism.


Hussain Sami Rashed

Hussain visited with students to help them practice active listening skills and narrative journalism.