Greeley, a city located in the northeast of Colorado, lays claim to a rich religious history from when it was founded as a utopian experiment in the nineteenth century. In June 2006, the StoryCorps mobile recording studio visited Greeley to record the stories of the people who live there. The American Pilgrimage Project draws from the stories recorded in Greeley to explore how faith can shape the way we experience trauma.
The interview below was recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
March 25, 2013
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On July 19, 1989, Martha Conant boarded United Airlines Flight 232, which crash-landed at Sioux City, Iowa, killing 111 of its 296 passengers. Martha Conant was one of the survivors. In this conversation, she discusses with her daughter-in-law Brittany Conant her experience in the crash and how it affected her spirituality.