WBUR is proud to be the Boston media partner for The Great Thanksgiving Listen, StoryCorps' groundbreaking oral history project and most ambitious initiative to date.
StoryCorps is working with high school teachers here in Massachusetts and across the country asking students to interview a grandparent or elder over Thanksgiving 2016 using the new free StoryCorps mobile app. Participants will upload their recordings to the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
In one holiday weekend, StoryCorps hopes to gather more interviews than it has in the twelve years since its founding, and to capture an entire generation of American lives and experiences.
StoryCorps hopes to make the Great Thanksgiving Listen a national tradition, and to continue to foster meaningful connections within families, communities, and the classroom while also creating a singular and priceless archive of American history and wisdom.
And be sure to listen to StoryCorps every Friday during Morning Edition.