This year is the 30th anniversary of the release of Roots, Alex Haley's masterpiece that pulled so many of us into our own roots quests. So it seems especially appropriate that his family would participate in the StoryCorps Griot Initiative, an effort to record the stories of at least 1,750 African Americans this year. You can read more about the Haley family's experience here:
Haley family contributes to trove of archived legacy (note: you may have to register to read the article)
I've always been a big fan of StoryCorps and blogged about it just last month when I ran into one of their trailers in Hartford, CT. I would encourage everyone to check out their schedule and see if StoryCorps will be in your area. If so, why not take a break from researching the lives of your ancestors to record some of your own stories for posterity?