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A Connecticut group is working on an inclusive pandemic history project

The Connecticut Historical Society has been undertaking an effort to collect artifacts, stories and pictures that capture the essence of life during this pandemic.

But Executive Director Robert Kret said that over time, it became apparent not enough histories were being collected from marginalized communities. To help rectify that, the CHS hired Samariya Smith to focus on collecting oral histories of these communities.

Her "Community History Project" began with with a kick-off gathering on March 10. Smith asked those gathered to write down answers to pandemic-related questions on a series of posters.

She and Kret joined "All Things Considered" to tell us more.