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StoryCorps Atlanta

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

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StoryCorps is partnering with the Atlanta History Center and Public Broadcasting Atlanta to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in Atlanta. Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, over 80,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web.

I'd like to participate!

Great! Visit our Reservations page to learn how you can become a part of StoryCorps in Atlanta.

When can I hear StoryCorps on WABE? 

  • Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:43 a.m. and 9:43 a.m.
  • Friday during Morning Edition at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Where can I find out more about StoryCorps Atlanta?

Listen to more stories from Atlanta, and get news and updates about local StoryCorps events and recordings here.

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Mableton resident Wilder Saint-Velus had what you might call an unusual childhood. He grew up in Haiti until age 13, and then came to the United States on a dangerous journey, unchaperoned. Wilder hasn’t seen his parents or siblings since he left Haiti in 1992, but hopes someday to be reunited with them.  At StoryCorps, Wilder’s father-in-law Ralph Williams asked to hear the story of his journey. 

Bette Prestwood & Beverly Prestwood-Taylor

Mar 6, 2012

This is the anniversary week of what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”  On March 7th 1965, Civil Rights demonstrators in Alabama were turned away violently while marching from Selma to Montgomery.  They then continued their march, days later, under protection from the Army and National Guard.

Bette Prestwood’s husband Charles was a Methodist minister who was among a minority of white clergy in Alabama fighting for racial justice at the time. At StoryCorps, Bette told her daughter, Beverly, about her recollections of that week back in '65. 

Lee Rushing & Allison Rushing

Mar 1, 2012

Lee Rushing, of Flowery Branch, was known as Lisa Rushing growing up, but early on, he realized that his physical body didn’t match who he knew himself to be on the inside. He told his story to his partner, Allison Rushing.

StoryCorps Founder Releases New Book

Feb 8, 2012

Since Dave Isay created the oral history project known as StoryCorps in New York City in 2003, mobile StoryCorps booths have traveled the country, and stationary studios have taken root in New York, San Francisco, and in Atlanta--here at WABE.  Isay has also written three books based on some of the interviews recorded by the participants.  His latest is "All There Is--Love Stories from StoryCorps".  Here, Isay talks about "All There Is" with WABE's Steve Goss...

Roberto Llopart & Danielle Bartone

Jan 31, 2012

Roberto Llopart and his wife Danielle Bartone are both teachers. But during recess, Roberto has taken on an athletic role that's changed life on the playground.