StoryCorps Covered Survivors of Another School Massacre

The national tragedy of Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut has shocked the coun­try. The incred­i­ble loss makes me almost speechless.NPR’s StoryCorps cov­ered a Michigan school bomb­ing, inter­view­ing sur­vivors of the May 18, 1927 attack on a school in rural Bath, Michigan.

Forty-five died in that bomb­ing. What you hear in the StoryCorps record­ing, is how people’s lives were affected. How, even 70 years later, the mem­o­ries of a fam­ily and a com­mu­nity can cen­ter on a sin­gle hor­rific moment when so much changed for so many.

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