University of Alabama at Birmingham StoryCorps Griot Initiative http://apr.org en StoryCorps Griot Project Comes to UAB http://apr.org/post/storycorps-griot-project-comes-uab <P>The University of Alabama at Birmingham collected several interviews with African-Americans in the area and is sharing 10 of them tonight during an open house at UAB’s Digital Media Commons. UAB students collaborated with the StoryCorps Griot Initiative for the project. “Griot” is a West-African word meaning “storyteller.” Rosie O’Beirne is director of digital media and learning at UAB. She says the process began two years ago.</P> <P>“In January 2011, StoryCorps, which is the largest oral history project of its kind, came to Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute,” says O’Beirne. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:14:49 +0000 Maggie Martin 23339 at http://apr.org StoryCorps Griot Project Comes to UAB