All it takes to record a story is a smartphone or a computer.
You almost certainly already have the right app on your phone to record audio. For Apple devices, look for an app called Voice Memos. For Android, look for Audio Recorder.
Anyone who was alive during the 2008 campaign has a story to tell.
Our goal is to capture what it felt like to live through this historic election, and what it felt like to see the first African-American President of the United States inaugurated on the National Mall in Washington, DC. So sit down with a friend, a neighbor, a grandparent, or someone you know with a story for an interview. Or simply record your thoughts on your own.
Note: You should conduct interviews in a quiet, indoor room so the audio is clearly recorded. If you are interviewing someone else, please make sure you have their permission before sharing their reflections.
If you’re choosing to interview someone, take a moment to get to know each other and think through the items below before you get started. You’ll need to include this information when you upload your interview below.
Submit an Oral History
Upload your video- or audio-recorded interview and include the interviewer and interviewee’s full names, dates of birth, and relationship to one another if applicable. By uploading, you are agreeing to the Obama Foundation submission terms.