A People's History Of Bisbee - Ch. 24 - The Mine Closes, 1975

Chapter 24

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Susan Wille with Thom Wacker, Bob Watkins, Laverne Kennedy Williams, Millicent Kasun, Ernie Zavala, Adriana Zavala Badal, Sonny Tovar, Dick Graeme, Sue Ray, Fred Arreola, Sally Holcomb, Ana Garcia, Lefty Lazovitch, Christine Rhodes, Ruth Madrid, Dan Meenach.
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talking stick

First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest created the talking stick as both a symbol of a leader's authority and as an instrument of democracy, passing around a carved staff in a group to ensure that each person holding the staff had their chance to be heard.

I see the microphone as a kind of talking stick, allowing  people to record their ideas & personal stories for others to hear.