Website created for Oral Histories of the Inland Empire (2018).


Oral Histories of the Inland Empire is a collaborative, on-going project between students and educators at K-12 and colleges in the Inland Empire (also called the I. E.). Our goal is to highlight Inland Empire residents' experiences through oral history.



This oral history work has taken place over the last few years. Find out some important moments in this cross-sectoral project below.

In the 2019-20 academic year, twenty educators and their students from middle school, high school, and college worked together to complete oral histories around the topic of community. Check back regularly to find updated information throughout the year. 

In the 2017-18 academic year, students at various schools in Perris and Moreno Valley, California, selected narrators (interviewees) who would help students and readers know more about the diverse people in the Inland Empire. These stories--oral histories--were transcribed and prepared for publication by students. 

Begin reading the oral histories here. All narrators of these oral histories have given their permission for their stories to be shared. 

For more information on this project, see the About Us page.

Pictured at left: "Untitled" by Alecs


"Beautiful Lives": Teaching and Learning in Kimberly Thomas's Classroom

April 9, 2020

Teaching and Learning through Storytelling

April 8, 2020

"I'm fuerte and I can do this": Learning from Our Storytellers

March 18, 2020

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