Event Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:59 pm
Digital Event: The Great Thanksgiving Listen
StoryCorps, the pioneering oral history project, announces The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017, which will engage high school students across America in recording conversations with a grandparent or another elder over the holiday weekend. Using the free StoryCorps mobile app, participants will upload their interviews directly into the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Now in its third year, The Great Thanksgiving Listen has grown from an experimental challenge issued by our founder, Dave Isay, into a vital intergenerational movement. To date, thousands of high schools from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 75,000 interviews, providing families with a priceless piece of personal history.
Happy Thanksgiving from StoryCorps and WBUR!