We rolled into Tuscaloosa and received a warm welcome, as well as lots of wine and cheese, at a reception hosted by Alabama Public Radio at the historic Jameson House. Above, StoryCorps Facilities Manager, Kayvon Bahramian explains the project to a rapt audience while Facilitators Maisie Tivnan and Nick Yulman wait to talk about their experiences and beg for tickets to the upcoming Alabama Crimson Tide/LSU football game. Before the evening was up, Linda and David Ford kindly donated their tickets to the big game, which has Tuscaloosans even more excited than the presence of a national oral history project in their town.
The booth is situated across the Black Warrior River in Northport, AL next to a huge red dog at the Kentuck Art Center. Kentuck celebrates folk art and traditional crafts and is located on a beautifully landscaped courtyard housing a blacksmith’s shop and various artist’s studios.