THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LISTEN:

AN APP REVIEW

Written By Fraser Hammersly
Fraser Hammersly was born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma County. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UCLA, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles for ENDPAIN.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen

We are all familiar with the traditional Thanksgiving stories taught to us in school, history books, and the media, but what becomes of our personal Thanksgiving stories told within families each year? In their third year of the project, StoryCorps now allows all of us to participate in the sharing, retelling, and preserving of our family’s oral history through an app that records and archives an interview with a family member and which will be stored in the American Folklife Center as part of the Library of Congress. Share the story of how your grandmother and grandfather met, or ask a relative about a Thanksgiving tradition they remember growing up to add your family’s story to the archives. Simply download the app, hit “record”, and put on your best listening ears to participate in history.

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