|StoryCorps Interviews Scheduled for Clarkston Library in June|
On Thursday, June 19, 2014 you’ll have the great opportunity to record and preserve stories from your life at the Clarkston Library. As part of its celebration of World Refugee Day, which is June 20, the branch will provide space for StoryCorps Atlanta to do interviews with people from the community between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please visit the branch at 951 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston or call 404.508.7175 to make a reservation.
This isn’t the first time StoryCorps has done interviews at a DeKalb County Public Library branch.
One of the other occasions was in the fall of 2012 when StoryCorps did interviews at the Stonecrest Library with people who lived in or near the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area/Flat Rock Community of DeKalb County. The StoryCorps interviews were part of a special program series called Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion. The programs celebrated the history, diversity and preservation of the Flat Rock-Arabia Mountain Community and were funded by a $2,500 grant from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute.
The complete StoryCorps interviews recorded at the Stonecrest branch are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the U.S. Library of Congress. Following are excerpts from those interviews:
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project with the mission of providing Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories from their lives. It is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.