People make history by capturing 9/11 events

People make history by capturing 9/11 events

This photo, taken of a man making a call the first day the New York Stock Exchange opened after the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured by Harry Zernike. It can now be viewed through the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s Make History initiative.

Following the events of 9/11, major communication lines in lower Manhattan were down, making it impossible for business to run as usual.  The New York Stock Exchange reopened September 17 after almost a week of inactivity, as did many other downtown businesses.

Make History is a collective telling of the events of 9/11 through the eyes of those who experienced it, both at the attack sites and around the world.  The archive currently contains more than 1,000 photographs and 300 stories.  Visitors to the site can upload their own pictures, videos and stories about 9/11 events and the impact it had globally.

Make History has been recently recognized by an award academy that notes great achievements in the online community.

By Meghan Walsh, Communications Associate with the 9/11 Memorial