StoryCorps celebrates 10-year anniversary at the California African American Museum

StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio

StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio

Starting Oct. 23 and running for three weeks, StoryCorps will team up with public radio station KPCC at South L.A’s California African American Museum to record and share the vibrant and varying stories of residents across South L.A. From there, StoryCorps will continue on a cross country MobileBooth Tour to mark its 10th anniversary.

If you want to share your story , reservations are now open: Call StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406or visit

Founded in 2003 by award winning documentarian Dave Isay, Story Corps aims to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. By venturing into various areas of the country, both feared and commonly travelled, StoryCorps hopes to vocalize the uniqueness of American stories.

“StoryCorps tells the true American story—that we are a people defined by small acts of courage, kindness and heroism. Each interview reminds people that their lives matter and will not be forgotten,” said Isay.

A StoryCorps interview is conducted between two people who know and care about each other. A trained facilitator guides participants through the 40-minute interview process in the recording studio. Once the interview is complete, interviewees receive a free CD copy. If participants agree, a second copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

For South L.A. residents who want their opinions, griefs, triumphs, and stories to be heard, this opportunity is unique and valuable.

StoryCorps suggests a donation of at least $25 for each MobileBooth interview. Those unable to contribute may participate at no cost so that StoryCorps remains a free public service. 

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