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Wisdom of Elders
Across AmericaTM

Dorothy Height Dr. Dorothy Height, International Civil Rights Leader

A Message from the CEO

“Wisdom of Elders Across America™” is a video series capturing short clips of elders (over 70 year olds) sharing stories related to history such as World War II, The Great Depression, Women’s History, Coming to America, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Jewish American History, and other topics that impacted the “Greatest Generation.”

In 2009 I lost my own father to heart disease. I am 44 and he was 84-- part of this great generation. I had the opportunity to videotape my father talking about being part of the liberation of Dachau, a story I had never heard. What began as a small project has blossomed into a larger initiative and passion to capture important stories before they are gone.

Jamie Spooner

Capturing seniors' stories while she still can

by David Bell (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

icarevillage founder Jamie Spooner interviewing Sonia Fuentes, cofounder of the National Organization for Women

Sarasota, Florida (February 20, 2010)  Sonia Fuentes has rarely felt fear in her life -- a trait she credits to her Jewish immigrant father, who brought his family to America from Germany just before Hitler's genocide began.

A Growing Library of Elder Wisdom

bullet image Dr. Dorothy Height: International civil rights leader Dorothy I. Height talks about her legacy and purpose in this moving interview.
bullet image Carmen Delgado Votaw: Writing Hispanic Women into the history books.
bullet image Chester: Memories of the liberation of Dachau.
Charlotte: Charlotte talks about WWII and the miracle of a war effort without computers.
bullet image Nat Krate: 91-year old artist Nat Krate grew up wearing cardboard shoes in the height of the depression.
bullet image Anna remembers the great depression.
bullet image Jim Weller: Jim Weller gives us his perspective of Global Warming.
icarevillage is growing our library of videos of elders. We currently have dozens of videos still to be edited and we are always seeking new featured elders. If you know of a neighbor, family member or friend over the age of 70 years who has a story to share please email us at: jamie@icarevillage.com.