Do you have a story to tell that would be beneficial to future generations? StoryCorps will be in the Detroit, Michigan area for a month, in partnership with WDET*, to record interviews with people about their lives, leaving a great legacy to the next generation.

How can you do this?

StoryCorps gives people of all backgrounds, typically two at a time, the opportunity to record meaningful conversations and then archives the recordings at the Library of Congress. Recording a StoryCorps interview couldn’t be easier: You invite a loved one, or anyone else you choose, to one of the StoryCorps recording sites to share a 40-minute conversation. You fill out a bit of information and StoryCorps does the rest. Interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Not able to get to a recording site? Use the StoryCorps App and make a plan to record anywhere.

From their website:

  • “StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”
  • “We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.”
  • StoryCorps reminds the nation that every story matters and every voice counts. Since 2003, StoryCorps has given a quarter of a million Americans the chance to record interviews about their lives, to pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a legacy for the future. It is the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. These powerful stories illustrate our shared humanity and show how much more we share in common than divides us.”
  • Learn more about our work and our national recording initiatives.”

*WDET is a public service of Wayne State University.