The Voice of Witness (VOW) book series takes a humanizing, literary approach to oral history to illuminate the stories of people impacted by contemporary injustice in the US and globally.
VOW books have featured a diversity of voices and issues, including wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and people living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Zimbabwe and Colombia. Moving forward, our books will focus on communities impacted by issues of migration, displacement, and the criminal justice system.
Our books are read by readers of all stripes—from students to activists to policymakers—and are taught worldwide in courses as disparate as social studies, constitutional law, comparative literature, Middle East Studies, and restorative justice.
Learn more about our oral history book series and how you can apply to develop a project with VOW.