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Your great-grandparents, grandparents and, maybe even your parents, who lived during 1963, have memories of that time.
Interview them on videotape about their experiences. Ask them to speak candidly about what they recall, whether it's good or bad. Is there a particular moment that is vivid in their minds? Come up with a list of questions ahead of time that will jog their memories about that time. Do they remember the civil rights movement? How did they feel about it? Do they remember when they heard about President John F. Kennedy's assassination? How did they feel about it? How did their family/friends react? Again, develop your own probing questions.
Or, maybe the events happening in the United States in 1963 didn't affect them at all. If that's true, ask them about that, too. How do they feel about everything that time, in hindsight?
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