Every month, we team up with our friends at NPR for a community storytelling project called Public Square.
September's theme is a visual history project. We're calling it, "This is Where."
Go to a place where something happened. It could be something big or small. Take a beautiful photo or video of that place, and tag it #PSThisIsWhere.
Public radio is about your stories, so we're just as interested in your caption as the picture above it.
In the caption, tell us:
- the name of the place
- what happened there
- as close as you can, when it happened.
Remember, there are two types of history.
There are the events that splash across the pages of newspapers and history books.The Allies stormed the beach at Normandy. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Then, there's microhistory, the small events in our lives and communities that combine into the story of ourselves.
You had your first kiss on the merry-go-round in that one park. Your hometown is where it is because the one person stopped there and didn't go any farther. (Remember Roman Mars' advice: "Always Read the Plaque.")
- Please tag only one photo posted to Instagram from September 6th to 16th with #PSThisIsWhere.
- Any image posted with the tag in the next 10 days is eligible to featured here on Instagram, KPCC's AudioVision and NPR's The Picture Show.