Story Canoe Saves the Life Stories of Your Loved Ones
Story Canoe listens to and supports black voices in our community. Do you have an elderly family member, age 65 or older, who grew up in segregated Hampton Roads, Virginia? You may be eligible for a Story Canoe Grant.
Story Canoe is providing an oral history grant to 10 black families living on the Virginia Peninsula who want to preserve their family story.
Do you have a relative with a story to tell about how racism impacted their life?
What injustices did they endure? What stories can they tell of the Jim Crow era or today? What significant events were they eye-witness to that need to be remembered and learned from? Whose story do you want to preserve for future generations of your family and our community?
There are countless, significant stories right in our neighborhood. They deserve to be heard. Story Canoe wants to help preserve this history so it can inform and educate our generation and the ones to come.
Each awarded grant will cover the full cost of a 1-hour guided interview with 1 family member. All fees included.
It will include professional audio recording, and a digital copy of the finished recording to share with loved ones and friends. Additionally, grant recipients who wish to share their story with the community will be included on a webpage dedicated to the black stories of the Virginia Peninsula.
This is our way of supporting the real need to save and share these important stories.