"In high school when I first started wearing make-up, my family didn't notice."

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"I remember going to REI and looking at tents that will hold a family of five."

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"You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light."

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"It was like driving an automobile at a hundred miles an hour and running into a stone wall."

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"I was just another black face in the streets."

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"Someone was shooting in our direction..."

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"Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan."

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"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"

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"You remember the first dinner together?"

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"I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on."

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"If you need me to hold your hand, I'm there."

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"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."

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"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"

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"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."

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"What was the hardest part about me being gone?"

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"Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?"

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"Evander and I had a dog named Lassie ... "

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"I remember many months with no lights."

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"So I get a call from a local funeral home..."

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"All I wanted to do was get revenge."

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"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."

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"I remember a private swim club..."

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"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"

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"We were prepared for people to be unhappy, but we couldn't believe our eyes."

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"My first question was, 'Do you have the right guy?'"

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"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."

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"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."

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"The students wouldn't speak to me..."

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"Thomas woke me up and said that something was really wrong."

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"He was immaculate from head to toe."

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"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."

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"I do the decorating, paperwork, whatever law enforcement's needed."

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"He put his hands on my face like he was trying to feel was I really his son."

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"This tall, dark fellow was singing. He had these shades on. I was like, 'Look at this guy.'"

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"He never said anything good about my writing."

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"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."

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"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."

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"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"

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"I had a position at a senior citizen facility..."

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"I think in our marriage, it was all about you."

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"He was so busy that he would schedule surgeries for three and four in the morning."

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"Ron was someone who didn't accept societal norms as being his norm."

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"I was working for the state of Colorado..."

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"She reaches around the wall with this little yellow bunny rabbit puppet..."

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"When I was younger I didn't like you much."

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"EMTs arrived within minutes..."

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"I found myself in the principal's office a lot."

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"When I was thirteen, I mapped out my life..."

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"I just idolized him."

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"I didn't have any idea as to what to expect..."

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"What were you thinking when I was born?"

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"My mother was the glue to our family..."

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"When I first met Antonio he was 270 pounds..."

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"I just know this is what I was destined to do."

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"I spotted this book that looked rather risque..."

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"I had a real extensive comic book collection."

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"I was making my way across the state of Arkansas..."

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"He was a human being; I knew we had that much in common."

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