You may have noticed that News & Notes is now running a weekly feature in partnership with the StoryCorps Griot Initiative. As the StoryCorps website explains:
StoryCorps Griot is a one-year initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to collect interviews from at least 1,750 African Americans. From February 15, 2007, through February 28, 2008, the StoryCorps Griot Initiative will make stops of up to six weeks in nine locations across the nation, partnering with radio stations, historically black colleges and universities, and other cultural institutions and membership organizations, to record and distribute the stories of 1,750 African Americans. The StoryCorps Griot Initiative will place a special emphasis on the stories of World War II veterans and men and women involved in the Civil Rights struggle. [full item]
You can listen to our first StoryCorps segment here. Over the next few months, StoryCorps will be in Detroit (May 10-June 16), Chicago (June 21-July 27), and Oakland (Aug 2-Sep 7). If you're going to be in those areas, check the Story Corps website for locations and times, and who knows: maybe you'll end up on the air.