What is The Great Thanksgiving Listen?
In 2015, StoryCorps launched The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a national initiative that transforms the holidays into a time of intergenerational sharing by encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to preserve an oral history of our times. This is done by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, family or someone they admire.
Anyone can be a part of #TheGreatListen by following these five easy steps:
Since the start of this initiative, thousands of people from across the United States have participated in #TheGreatListen. With permission, interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Preserve your own unique oral history with a loved one and make the holidays a time of intergenerational sharing.
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