The Carlos Museum presents Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey from December 14, 2013, through March 9, 2014. Through watercolor and collage, Bearden expresses the universality of Homer’s epic work, the Odyssey. He saw parallels between Odysseus’ search for home—Ithaca, and the Great Migration of African Americans who fled the Jim Crow South to find “home” in cities in the North and West. More on exhibition: Here
StoryCorps and the Carlos Museum
In partnership with StoryCorps, the Carlos Museum offers members of the Atlanta community a chance to record, share, and preserve personal or family stories of the Great Migration, or of the migration back to cities in the New South in recent years.
How to share your story
Visit the StoryCorps scheduling page and select AtlantaStoryBooth for the "Choose Your Recording Location" dropdown. You will see a list of the available appointments in Atlanta, select the one that fits your schedule. Now, fill out the form. Remember to enter the words “Carlos Museum” in the organization field. Appointments may also be made by calling 404-814-4188.
StoryCorps: American Odysseys
Produced by Amanda Plumb with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. storycorps.org
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StoryCorps, Atlanta is located in the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with nearly 100,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free cd to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to its weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.