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StoryCorps Griot

StoryCorps Griot

StoryCorps Griot is an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. The Griot Initiative also documents the varied voices of people with roots in the African Diaspora living in the United States.

A Griot (pronounced gree-oh) is a storyteller, a position of honor in West African tradition, who hands down family and community history from one generation to the next.

Griot recordings are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and in a special collection at National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Featured Stories from StoryCorps Griot

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"I still remember this one from years ago. To me, it was such a strong story about forgiveness and that we all can have a second chance in life." — Anna Marie Huelskamp
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"The last time I saw Denise was the night before the bombing."
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Support for Griot

Original support for the StoryCorps Griot Initiative provided by
National Public Radio
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting