To kick off the summer season, two miles of Atlanta, Georgia’s Highland Avenue were shutdown to traffic, and people on bikes, rollerblades, scooters, and on foot enjoyed a lovely day outside. Along the route, there were activities, performances, and food trucks — plus StoryCorps Atlanta!
As people rode by on bikes, it was common to hear shouts of “StoryCorps!” followed by a solid thumbs-up, but during breaks from their two-mile journeys. we invited visitors to explore our programs through a couple of well-crafted StoryCorps Stations: Riders were welcomed to sit in the shade and watch a few StoryCorps animations, and children of all ages enjoyed folding origami conversation starters.
Like the folded fortune tellers many of us made in middle school, the conversation starters posed StoryCorps Great Questions to get people talking during their trek up Highland Avenue.Â Some folks stopped to answer our great questions and were curious how people before them answered, as well.
Check out what they had to say through the slideshows below.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
WHEN DID YOU FIRST FALL IN LOVE?
Special thanks to our StoryCorps Atlanta volunteers: Karen Davis, Amelia Bower, Heather Jacobs, and Sam Schenkman-Moore.