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StoryCorps Griot: A Family's History

Ola Mae Logan Allen and Yvonne Logan Jones

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In this week's feature from the StoryCorps Griot Initiative, sisters Ola Mae Logan Allen and Yvonne Logan Jones remember their parents, who migrated from Louisiana to Detroit in the late 1947.

Their father, John Logan, worked for the Budd Company making tires for cars. Their mother, Frances, worked in restaurants as a cook. Their children have become engineers, math teachers and work in the fields of home building, computer technology and the ministry.

The StoryCorps Griot Initiative travels the country collecting the recollections of black Americans. The Story Corps Griot Booth is currently in Oakland, Calif. All the Griot Initiative recordings are archived at the Library of Congress. A copy of each interview will also go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.

To find out where the StoryCorps Griot Initiative will be next, visit the StoryCorps Website. To locate a StoryCorps recording booth, visit News & Notes' new blog, "News & Views".

This week's segment was produced by Selly Thiam. Senior Producer for StoryCorps is Michael Garofalo.



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