StoryCorps September 11th Initiative
Posted September 2017
StoryCorps' September 11th Initiative launched in 2005 with the goal of recording at least one story to honor each life lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks and February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Launched in partnership with the September 11 Memorial & Museum, the project is now part of a special collection at the museum in addition to part of the StoryCoprs archive in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
In 2012, the initiative garnered StoryCorps a Peabody Award for animations and audio commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The organization also shared an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award with NPR and POV for the series StoryCorps 9/11.
Like many StoryCorps pieces, this collection of work serves as both a record of memory and a source of healing for those coping with enormous loss.