The Life Story Library Foundation builds partnerships as part of its mission to collect, save and share the personal life stories of our time.
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The commemoration of the145th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah recently updated history — thanks to a partnership of 17 local, state and national organizations.
Chinese laborers sacrificed to build the railroad, but the workers were not included in the official photograph that was taken for the momentous celebration in 1869.
On May 10, 2014, descendents and friends of the Chinese workers gathered in front of the old locomotive for an historic photograph. As the headline in the Salt Lake Tribune reported, it was ” a photographic act of justice.”
The Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Commemoration Project was instigated by Ze Min Xiao (Zee), a dynamic, first generation Chinese woman whose ancestor worked on the Panama Canal.
The International News Service and media sources around the world picked up news of the project, including Forbes Magazine and CCTV, China’s largest television station. NPR’s “All Things Considered” also aired the story.
“This is a successful beginning, not the end,” Zee explained. “We’ve created the energy needed to…
Each of us gathers a library of knowledge, experience and wisdom over a lifetime. Preserving the highlights of this precious resource for future generations is up to each of us today. The message is simple: Leave Your Mark.
The Life Story Library Foundation, recently approved as a 501(c)(3) public charity, has a mission to collect, save and share the personal life stories of our time as valuable recorded history, especially stories from diverse and underserved populations whose voices need to be heard.
Piece by piece, a strong foundation is developing for the future growth of the Life Story Library, thanks to the help and support of many dedicated people across the land, including the fine national partners featured in this newsletter.
Watch for progress this year as we ready the tools, online and in the community, to assist you to preserve your story and the wisdom of your experience to guide and encourage those who trust and follow you.