September 11: Stories of a Changed World is a digital storytelling initiative that gathers reflections on the events of September 11, 2001, and their legacies. People were affected throughout the world and have continued to feel the repercussions of the resulting shift in attitudes and national policies. The National Museum of American History invites you to share how you have experienced those changes.
September 11: Stories of a Changed World offers a space for collective reflection on the past two decades, and an opportunity to shape the historical record. Just as historians today turn to letters, diaries, scrapbooks, and physical objects to understand the past, this collection of digital stories will help future historians and younger generations understand how we navigated that time. Taken together, the stories in this archive, some of which will be displayed on this website, will document how everyday people coped, responded, and made history in big ways and small.
September 11: Stories of a Changed World is part of a museum-wide September 11 initiative. To see other aspects of the project, please go to the September 11 topic page.
Museum curators will be reviewing submissions for possible inclusion in this project, museum archives, or other Smithsonian collections, may lightly edit selected stories (per terms and conditions), and may contact submitters with questions about their contribution.
Contact email: NMAH_September11Stories@si.edu
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