September 11 anniversary and collective memory

September 11 anniversary and collective memory

The twentieth anniversary of September 11, 2001 offers us all an opportunity to consider what stories have been told, from whose point of view, and what other stories from different points of view are waiting to be heard. Bradford Vivian, professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State, offers some thoughts on collective memory and how people interpret and debate the meaning of historic events like these.