Eugene Young only turned 10 two weeks ago and is already claiming what is rightfully his: a place at the StoryCorps Griot interview table.
Our first Door-to-Door was at ACORN-Chicago, and Eugene had the pleasure of interviewing his mom, Michelle, who adopted Eugene and his sister when he was only three-months old.
Today, with a little help from facilitator Becky Homann, Eugene questioned his mom about her first impressions of him as a baby, her own childhood in Chicago, and the trials (and joys!) of marriage and falling in love. Oh, the mah-velous mind of youth!
At StoryCorps, there seem to be less than six degrees of separation. While recording interviews at the Atlanta ACORN office yesterday, participant Shani Franklin (pictured above left with her father Ralph) realized that the young woman who had called her father to arrange the interview was her friend from high school, Farhana Sobahn (below). Farhana is an ACORN Organizer and helped arrange StoryCorps interviews at the ACORN office for the past 3 weeks. After the interview, Shani and Farhana made plans to get together later that night. Just another way that StoryCorps brings people together!