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 the Griot Initiative

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"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."
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"Denise and I went everywhere together."
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Support for Griot

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

When you give, you help us record, share and preserve these voices for generations to come.

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.