StoryCorps Griot Coming to Montgomery

StoryCorps Griot is a national oral history initiative designed to collect the stories of African Americans.

The Birmingham African-American Genealogy Study Group, a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, will be participating in StoryCorps Griot in Montgomery on February 15th.

Six slots for interviews on Friday, February 15th 2008 in Montgomery have been allocated to BAAGSG. The interviews will be 45 minutes and two people at a time.

Most of you have wonderful stories about your family. You will be given a copy of your interview via CD before you leave, and copies will be given to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Selected stories are broadcast on NPR. Think of a person you would like to be in the interview with because you will be interview each other.

If you would like to participate, please contact Josephine Govan at (205) 510-2670 or (205) 631-9818 as soon as possible.

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