About Us

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Our Mission

Unsung Heroes Living History Project salutes and preserves the legacy of African Americans in the military in multiple ways - including collecting life stories, documents, recordings and pictures of veterans and their families.

Unsung Heroes Living Project

Unsung Heroes is a not-for-profit 501c3 inter-generational oral history project that collects and preserves stories of the African American military experience. The project incorporates elementary, junior high, and high school students in this project by teaching interviewing skills, storyboard development and how to use computerized editing software to produce a mini documentary.

Executive Director - Lisa Daniels


Ms. Daniels has been an educator for over 20 years, teaching adults and youth techniques to become a more active reader and acquire critical thinking skills. She is also a news producer, photojournalist, and podcaster

Unsung Heroes Living History Project's vision began in 2000 after Lisa Daniels discovered her grandmother was a Riveter at the Brooklyn Naval Yard and found limited information about the African American military experience. For over 20 years, our organization curated a collection of oral histories from veterans and their families documenting the African-American experience in the military and several multimedia exhibits.


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Our History

Unsung Heroes Living History Project's vision began in 2000 as a collection of oral histories from veterans and their families documenting the African-American experience in the military. Inquiries to veteran's groups and genealogy websites produced numerous interviewees willing to contribute their stories.

Media Showcase

Explore the legacy of African-American military members through the Unsung Heroes Living History Project. Take a trip through the past with photography, portraits, digital stories, and oral histories of those who served our country.

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