"It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall."
"I was just another black face in the streets."
"Someone was shooting in our direction..."
"Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan."
"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"
"You remember the first dinner together?"
"I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on."
"If you need me to hold your hand, I'm there."
"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."
"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"
"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."
"What was the hardest part about me being gone?"
"Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?"
"Evander and I had a dog named Lassie ... "
"I remember many months with no lights."
"So I get a call from a local funeral home..."
"All I wanted to do was get revenge."
"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."
"I remember a private swim club..."
"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"
"We were prepared for people to be unhappy, but we couldn't believe our eyes."
"My first question was, 'Do you have the right guy?'"
"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."
"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."
"The students wouldn't speak to me..."
"Thomas woke me up and said that something was really wrong."
"He was immaculate from head to toe."
"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."
"I do the decorating, paperwork, whatever law enforcement's needed."
"He put his hands on my face like he was trying to feel was I really his son."
"This tall, dark fellow was singing. He had these shades on. I was like, 'Look at this guy.'"
"He never said anything good about my writing."
"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."
"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."
"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"
"I had a position at a senior citizen facility..."
"I think in our marriage, it was all about you."
"He was so busy that he would schedule surgeries for three and four in the morning."
"Ron was someone who didn't accept societal norms as being his norm."
"I was working for the state of Colorado..."
"She reaches around the wall with this little yellow bunny rabbit puppet..."
"When I was younger I didn't like you much."
"EMTs arrived within minutes..."
"I found myself in the principal's office a lot."
"When I was thirteen, I mapped out my life..."
"I just idolized him."
"I didn't have any idea as to what to expect..."
"What were you thinking when I was born?"
"My mother was the glue to our family..."
"When I first met Antonio he was 270 pounds..."
"I just know this is what I was destined to do."
"I spotted this book that looked rather risque..."
"I had a real extensive comic book collection."
"I was making my way across the state of Arkansas..."
"He was a human being; I knew we had that much in common."
"We had to do a good deed every day..."
"As long as there was one black child left in town, they had to keep the school open."
"My father was everything to me..."