The StoryCorps Archive is unprecedented in size and scope: it is the largest collection of born-digital oral histories ever assembled. Containing over 44,00 interviews with 80,000 participants, the content of these interviews cover ever facet of American life.  For more information, please visit

This year, StoryCorps is providing us with three audio interviews — two of which have never before been publicly aired — to represent the range of political experiences in this country.  Two of the interviews focus of African-American citizens in the South fighting to be able to place their ballot; the third, on the lighter side, tells the story of an election that was settled with a coin toss.