The Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission’s Education Committee partnered with Storyline/ECHO Network and Creative Corridors Coalition (CCC) during 2011 and 2012 to collect oral history from the City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County residents to deepen our understanding of our history and heritage.
StoryLine was a project of the ECHO Network, an organization dedicated to fostering trusting relationships and connections (social capital) among diverse people in the greater Winston-Salem area. ECHO’s StoryLine Project was founded on a simple, yet powerful, premise: When we share our stories, and listen openly to the stories of others, we expand our understanding of who we are as a community. We discover what we share in common and begin to understand and appreciate the diverse experiences that shape our lives and community.
The collaboration with CCC collected valuable oral histories that could assist with artful designs for road corridors. The use of such stories could inspire designs, possibly in the visual art form or in historic graphic panels celebrating the people and events of a specific area, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. corridor.
If you would like to find out more about the CCC, visit Creative Corridors web site . If you would like to find out more about the various programs of the HRC, you can visit the HRC web pages or call 727-8000.
Community Story Locations:
Carver High School Area
Mars Hill Baptist Church Area