Co-Equal Oral History Project
Co-Equal is compiling an oral history of the attempted violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to preserve firsthand accounts when they’re still fresh in the memories of those with direct experience of that terrible day. These accounts should be memorialized and are important for the public and Congress to consider in evaluating what transpired and determining appropriate responses. 

If you work at the Capitol complex and would like to add your story about your experience during the January events, please contact Co-Equal at info@co-equal.org.

Account from the House floor

A congressional staff member recounts evacuation from the House floor, sheltering, and returning to the Capitol.

Account from a Capitol office

A congressional staff member recounts barricading himself inside a room of the Capitol for many hours and hearing shots fired.

Account from the House floor

A congressional staff member recounts House floor activity as the Capitol was breached, sheltering, and returning to the Capitol.
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