Harlem History Students Expand Project

STATELINE (WIFR) -- History students at Harlem High School need our help. They're looking for local World War II vets and their relatives to talk about their experiences.

Students have been working for the last couple of years to create mini documentaries for the Library of Congress.

Now they're partnering with Midway Village to create a full-length film on life in Winnebago County during World War II. Some of the kids we talked with say it's one thing to read about history in a book, but it's completely different to hear it firsthand.

"We didn't really truly understand until we got into this class, and we not only heard our veteran's stories, we've heard other veterans stories and we were able to sit in on interviews, and really understand what being a veteran in World War II was really about,” said Senior Dominque Sheehama.

If you or someone you know might be interested in being interviewed, please contact Harlem Veteran’s Project teacher, Kyra Newnam at
or call 815-871-6053 for further details.

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