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LowCountry Africana : National_Day_of_Listening | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

Lowcountry Africana is pleased to be an official national partner of the acclaimed oral history project StoryCorps in celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 25, 2011.


On the day after Thanksgiving every year, Lowcountry Africana and StoryCorps are asking all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in their community about his or her life.


Lowcountry Africana will be taking part in the 2011 National Day of Listening by recording interviews with Lowcountry residents.


While the family is gathered for the holidays, why not interview a family elder to learn more about your family's history? Or, interview a friend or community member who inspires you.


Your heritage or preservation organization can take part in the National Day of Listening as well, by interviewing community elders and preserving their stories.


Who will YOU interview?

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StoryCorps Historias Keeps Latino History Alive | Article | Remezcla ...

StoryCorps Historias Keeps Latino History Alive | Article | Remezcla ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
StoryCorps Historias offers Latinos the opportunity to record and share their stories of being Latinos in the U.S..
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New oral history online: Warren Hellman talks about Hardly Strictly ...

New oral history online: Warren Hellman talks about Hardly Strictly ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
Catch the late Warren Hellman talking about his Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in this video clip from The Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office.
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StoryCorps: Poet Bill Lantry, On The Moment He Fell In Love With His Wife - WAMU

StoryCorps: Poet Bill Lantry, On The Moment He Fell In Love With His Wife - WAMU | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
WAMUStoryCorps: Poet Bill Lantry, On The Moment He Fell In Love With His WifeWAMUThis interview was recorded in Arlington, Va.
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SoundCloud Speaks #5 – Storycorps

SoundCloud Speaks #5 – Storycorps | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Story and Narrative When StoryCorps began back in 2003, it started with the basic idea that everybody has a story. And it matters. And all those great stories out there need to be told, recorded and.
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TechWomen » TechWomen preserve their voices through StoryCorps

TechWomen » TechWomen preserve their voices through StoryCorps | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
TechWomen preserve their voices through StoryCorps. Posted on October 9th, 2012 by Lexi. During their visit in San Francisco, California, three TechWomen Emerging Leaders and their mentors engaged in an opportunity to participate in ...
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Leaving the Kids Behind: Celest Allen - StoryCorps: Northwest Public Radio

Leaving the Kids Behind: Celest Allen - StoryCorps: Northwest Public Radio | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
With Thanksgiving coming up, we're all thinking of some of our best family stories. Every family has those tales that come up around the dinner table every year. For Celest Allen, it's a family vacation gone awry.
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LowCountry Africana Blog » Blog Archive » 5 Ways to Celebrate the National Day of Listening

LowCountry Africana Blog » Blog Archive » 5 Ways to Celebrate the National Day of Listening | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

In so many ways, listening to elders gives voice to ancestors. Elders hold the stories behind the documents we gather in our family history research – the stories of how our ancestors lived, the challenges they faced, the family traditions they passed along to us.


The National Day of Listening is a great time to gather and preserve the life stories of loved ones, but there are many ways to celebrate the holiday. Here are five suggestions for how you can participate in the National Day of Listening

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The National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian Heritage & StoryCorps 2011: Where The Buffalo Roam

The National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian Heritage & StoryCorps 2011: Where The Buffalo Roam | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
(Photo courtesy of the ITBC) The American buffalo, also known as bison, has always held great meaning for many American Indian people. To certain tribes, buffalo represent their spirit and remind them of how their lives were once lived: free...
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National Day of Listening: A Conversation With David Isay | KUNC

National Day of Listening: A Conversation With David Isay | KUNC | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
This Friday is the National Day of Listening – an unofficial holiday – where you are encouraged to set aside time and record the stories of your family and...
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LowCountry Africana Blog » Blog Archive » Spotlight on Listening V: Oral History: Rose Ruffin, Age 96, Onslow County, NC

LowCountry Africana Blog » Blog Archive » Spotlight on Listening V: Oral History: Rose Ruffin, Age 96, Onslow County, NC | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

We have chosen two videos for you today. In Oral History: Early African American Memories I and II, Rose Ruffin, age 96 and grandaughter of Former Slaves Daniel and Martha Fisher, talks about growing up on a farm in Onslow County, southeastern North Carolina in the early 1920s.


This oral history is part of an ongoing research dealing with the Brick Mill Cemetery preservation project. Brick Mill is the largest all African American community cemetery in Onslow County, North Carolina.

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Carroll County History Project: National Day of Listening

Carroll County History Project: National Day of Listening | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

On the day after Thanksgiving, join the Carroll County History Project as we celebrate National Day of Listening.

Just take 5 to 10 minutes to record an interview with a loved one, such as a favorite relative, friend, teacher, or neighbor, about their memories of Carroll County. It's so easy, and it can be a fun, family activity for your holiday weekend.


You don't need any special recording equipment. Simply use your computer, cellphone, or video camera and follow the steps below to capture your family history, favorite stories, and memories for generations to come.

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Take part in the 2011 National Day of Listening! :: Black Belt Genealogy News

Take part in the 2011 National Day of Listening! :: Black Belt Genealogy News | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

The Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society (BBAAGHS) is pleased to be an official state partner of the acclaimed oral history project StoryCorps in celebrating the third annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 25, 2011.

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StoryCorps visits Rio Grande Valley to promote future visit - The Valley Town Crier

StoryCorps visits Rio Grande Valley to promote future visit - The Valley Town Crier | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
Charleston City Paper (blog)StoryCorps visits Rio Grande Valley to promote future visitThe Valley Town CrierA nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the...
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For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious' - WBUR

For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious' - WBUR | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
For Special Education Teacher, 'Every Day Is Precious'WBURNow 47, he talked about his journey with friend and colleague Laurel Hill-Ward at StoryCorps in Chico, Calif. (StoryCorps).
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StoryCorps 292: Rolling Through Life - NPR: StoryCorps Podcast ...

StoryCorps 292: Rolling Through Life - NPR: StoryCorps Podcast ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash influenced his teaching.To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like to write to participants you ...
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Storied: Capture and Share Family Stories on Your iPad - Eastman's ...

Storied: Capture and Share Family Stories on Your iPad - Eastman's ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
The goal of Storied is to make the process of capturing and sharing meaningful family stories easy and accessible for people of all ages. With the app installed on your iPad, you can easily scan in printed photos directly from ...
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UALR Public Radio | FM 89 KUAR - StoryCorps In Arkansas: A First ...

UALR Public Radio | FM 89 KUAR - StoryCorps In Arkansas: A First ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
StoryCorps In Arkansas: A First Date, But Can't Remember His Name.
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The Keough Corner: Motivation Monday ~ National Day of Listening

The Keough Corner: Motivation Monday ~ National Day of Listening | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

I am thankful for the great teachers I had from grade school through college ~ especially these fantastic five:


Mrs. Jaffie ~ You were the first teacher I really connected with and because of you Great Expectations was an incredible reading experience.

Mr. Adams ~ You were the most amazing history teacher ever and made the past come alive for all your students! You were singlehandedly responsible for my abiding love of history and learning.

Mr. Paul Boring ~ You made science fun and encouraged all your students to be good people.

Mr. Glen Jackson ~ If everyone had the opportunity to take your course Rights & Responsibilities, we would have an amazingly bright and thoughtful citizenry. You taught me the wisdom of always being prepared rather than playing Jackson roulette ~ something that has served me well in life.

Professor James Klonoski ~ You taught the hardest courses, assigned the most reading, gave the toughest exams, and demanded the most work from your students. You were a great lecturer and you put your ideals into practice by not only teaching but also doing in the political arena! I took every course you taught and am a more discerning citizen for the experience.

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Current.org Blog: StoryCorps' Day of Listening: "Let us give thanks ...

Current.org Blog: StoryCorps' Day of Listening: "Let us give thanks ... | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
StoryCorps chose a special theme for this year's National Day of Listening, the four-year-old public radio tradition of encouraging Americans to take time out over the Thanksgiving holiday to recognize their loved ones through ...
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is National Partner for StoryCorps' 2011 National Day of Listening

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is National Partner for StoryCorps' 2011 National Day of Listening | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

Many Americans know Friday, November 25 as "Black Friday" – traditionally the largest shopping day of the year. However, the nation's hospice providers want people to know that it's more than that.


November 25 is the third annual National Day of Listening, a national holiday started by the acclaimed oral history nonprofit organization StoryCorps in 2008. It is a day when families are encouraged to give the gift of storytelling to their loved ones, leaving a legacy that's likely to be treasured more than any gift you could purchase. It is an effort to encourage all Americans to honor a friend, a loved one, or a member of their community by interviewing them about their lives.


As part of November's National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) has been encouraging hospice providers and community coalitions to make the 2011 National Day of Listening part of the outreach efforts for the month.

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The 2011 National Day of Listening & Preserving History One Story at a Time | Bette Boomer

The 2011 National Day of Listening & Preserving History One Story at a Time | Bette Boomer | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

When an elder dies, it’s as if a library is burned. As our worlds become more virtual, documenting stories connects who we are and strengthens connections not only to our cultural heritage, but also to our humanity, as well.

Maybe you’re the baby boomer family member responsible for keeping tabs on all family-related pictures and memorabilia, even those from grandparents, great aunts and great uncles? Is it all floating around in a box in the basement or garage?

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We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday

We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
Make this Thanksgiving holiday an especially happy one for a teacher in your life. Use StoryCorps to send a special ‘thank you’ to an educator who made an impact on you.
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Genealogy Insider - Interview a Friend or Relative on the National Day of Listening

Interview a Friend or Relative on the National Day of Listening
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African-American genealogy website LowCountry Africana is an official partner with StoryCorps in celebrating the National Day of Listening on Nov. 25.

This will be the fourth annual National Day of Listening. Americans are encouraged to observe it by spending an hour on the day after Thanksgiving interviewing a friend, loved one or community member about their lives.

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The National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian Heritage & StoryCorps 2011: The History & Diversity of Indian Country

The National Museum of the American Indian: American Indian Heritage & StoryCorps 2011: The History & Diversity of Indian Country | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it
A former executive producer at NMAI, Rob McIlvaine now works for the Army News Service at Fort Meade's Defense Media Activity, where he was asked to write about his Native American heritage. He shares this story with us: Tom Miles,...
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Listening at Thanksgiving | Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County

Listening at Thanksgiving | Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County | National Day of Listening 2012 | Scoop.it

The 4th Annual National Day of Listening, promoted by Storycorps, is Friday, Nov. 25. Ignore the hordes of holiday shoppers and offer the best gift of all to someone you care about – the gift of your time and attention. Use a digital or old-fashioned cassette recorder, your telephone, or a pen and paper to record the stories of an elder family member or a friend. Asking a few questions or offering open-ended statements can get the ball rolling. Here are some ideas...

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