Americans ended 2001 struggling to understand a dramatically changed world. Since September the 11th, they have been on an emotional voyage that is at once profoundly personal, and yet shared by all. It's a voyage of reflection, pain, fear, and hope. And in many ways it's embodied by one man. He is a New York truck driver who was one of the first to race to Ground Zero to clear the rubble and witness the devastation. On America's Journey we hear his voice, and the voices of others from all over the United States.
America's Journey was produced by Bruce Edwards, Laura Lynch and Frank Koller of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Washington Bureau.
The San Francisco Chronicle collected hundreds of stories of people from across the globe about where and how they reacted to that day.
The September 11 Digital Archive
Read other people's experiences on that day and also read articles and photos relating to September 11.
Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
by: David Friend 2006
The book tells the stories behind fifty of the images that altered our sense of our world forever—from the happenstance shots taken by bystanders as the first tower was struck to the scene of three firemen raising the Stars and Stripes at the site.
With Their Eyes: September 11th--The View from a High School at Ground Zero
by: Annie Thoms 2002
New York City's Stuyvesant High School stands within sight of the World Trade Center, and on September 11, 2001, it quickly became the concern of many Americans and world citizens. As a window into this school's experiences surrounding that tragic day, a group of students from Stuyvesant have assembled this stunning collection of monologues to unite the memories and emotions of its students and employees.
Voices from September 11th
by: Lavonne Mueller 2002
Americans have reevaluated their own lives, their futures, and their priorities as a result of these cataclysmic events. In this spirit of national contemplation, playwright Lavonne Mueller has created a collage of voices from all around America. These monologues, all emotional X-rays of national heartache and soul searching, contribute to the healing that will continue for months and years to come.