On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps, EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a friend, a teacher, etc. The goal is to preserve conversations with people from all over the country in their own voice. Conversations are stored at The Library of Congress. StoryCorps plans to record 150 conversations from South Carolinians.
On Friday, Nov. 19, interested participants will be able to sign up beginning at 10 a.m. for the second half of StoryCorps' appointments. Appointments are free and available to anyone. Go to the StoryCorps website at 10 a.m. tomorrow to make an appointment. If you are unavailable to secure an appointment, there will be a waitlist available.
"I was listening to Ken Burns this morning on [SC] Public Radio talking about the gift of history, and how we all benefit from capturing and reflecting on history. So today it is really the time for our citizens to capture their history for Columbia, for South Carolina, and possibly the nation." said Linda O'Bryon, Chief Executive Officer and President of South Carolina Educational Television and SC Public Radio.