Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed leads a panel discussion about the importance of oral histories in understanding how individuals and communities experienced the forces of history. As part of the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium, Gordon-Reed is joined in conversation with Andrew Davenport, Monticello’s Public Historian & Manager of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project; Justin Reid, Director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities and co-founder of The Lemon Project; and Alan Rice is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Together they discuss the importance of learning from the past to grapple with issues that face us today.