Friday, September 10, 2010

Humanities: StoryCorps

StoryCorps is a organization that is archiving a verbal history of sorts from Americans. The description on their website states:

"Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web."

Below is the story "Germans in the Woods" as told by Joseph Robertson.
It's an artistic rendition of this gentleman's memory about an event that happened to him in WWII.

It's very touching, and provides a good window into the human soul. Showing an example of our ultimate compassion towards each other.
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  1. I'm so glad they're doing this... StoryCorps is such a good idea and the Library of Congress is going to be richer for it.