Brooklyn Public Library has produced two oral history projects recently—the ongoing Our Streets, Our Stories project and Who Tells Your Story miniseries. Listen below!
Our Streets, Our Stories
Our Streets, Our Stories is a project of Brooklyn Public Library's Department of Outreach Services that seeks to explore the Brooklyn that is and was, from the words of the community that lives here. Our hope is to create neighborhood-specific history archives based around interviews with Brooklyn residents. We seek to not only witness the change taking place all around us, but also to record and preserve the history of our neighborhoods before that history is forgotten. Our Streets, Our Stories was a nominee for the 2016 Guides Association of New York City Apple Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcast (Audio/Spoken Word).
Who Tells Your Story?
Who Tells Your Story is a program and audio series aimed at increasing BPL’s outreach efforts to older adults; fostering digital literacy and promoting personal ownership of stories they can create.