Brett Myers on Tuesday, Jun. 21st
StoryCorps is the nation’s largest and most ambitious oral history project. [Ed note: I am fortunate to have worked there for many years] People interview one another in one of StoryCorps’ intimate recording booths — friends, family, acquaintances coming together to share stories — and all the interviews are archived at the Library of Congress. Many people are familiar with the weekly Friday broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition, but not as many know about the original animations the organization has been producing for the last year.
Katie Simon and Michael Garofalo produced the audio, Bill Wray rocked art direction, and the über talented Rauch Brothers directed all of the StoryCorps animations. Below is some background on the latest video in the series, courtesy of StoryCorps:
Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale’s department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to StoryCorps to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.