Project: I Am Number

Today I was proud to attend a function at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor that featured a project I’m working on with some talented film-makers.   As part of Gilder Lehrman and Library of America’s World War I and America series, Maria Rusolo presented portions of the documentary I Am Number, which highlights the history of war through the voices of the soldiers fighting in them.

About 50 people attended the event, including Vietnam Veterans and their families.  It was a moving and educational experience.

I Am Number is an oral history project that focuses on veterans and civilians subjected to the 1969 US Selective Service Draft.  If you’re interested in learning more, please visit the link I Am Number….

  16 comments for “Project: I Am Number

  1. April 24, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Can you share the link?

    • April 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Thanks. You can find the link under the menu item labeled “Links”. I will also post it on the blog. I can’t put it in the comments.

      • April 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

        Thanks for clarification

      • April 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        You’re welcome!

  2. April 24, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Congratulations, J

  3. April 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Thank you!

  4. April 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This project sounds amazing. I find it surprising there were only 50 people at something like this in NY, but 50 would be an amazing turnout where I live. Congrats on your part in it. I look forward to hearing more, and I’ll check out the link.

    • April 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks! Actually, the turnout was pretty good for a Sunday, even for State Island.

  5. April 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I just started a Vimeo profile so I can Follow I Am Number. Will tune in as soon as I have some time to focus and appreciate.

  6. April 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Amazing thing, amazing you, Jo Ann <3

  7. May 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    many congrats — indeed a good turnout for a Sunday morn 🙂

    • May 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Thank you! We were very happy and hope to make more presentations, and get more people to share their stories with us!

  8. May 3, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Interesting stuff.

    • May 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you. Their stories are fascinating and we’re lucky to have them share with us.

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