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

J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool in St. Augustine, Florida in June of 1964.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton, Amanda Plumb and John White

Themes
Griot
Identity
Legacy
Struggle
Witness

"We make a very odd couple."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

Rebecca Greenberg came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the 1950s.

She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It seemed fair to invite the family back so Rebecca's father, Carl, could tell his side of the story. Hear both interviews below.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. Rebecca Greenberg came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight, Michael Garofalo

Themes
Growing Up
Romance

"In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife."

Lynne Bruschetti tells her son, Jack, about her father, Leonard Carpenter.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Lynne Bruschetti tells her son, Jack, about her father, Leonard Carpenter.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Themes
Wisdom

"I wanted to kneel where Mike fell..."

Robert Stokely remembers honoring his son, Army Sgt. Michael Stokely, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Robert Stokely remembers honoring his son, Army Sgt. Michael Stokely, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Themes
Military

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

Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Katrina Singh

In Partnership with
Casey Family Programs

Themes
Griot
Growing Up

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

Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Elaine Davenport

In Partnership with
Auburn Avenue Research Library

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle

"Most of my interaction with people was the worst moment of their life. "

Mark Edens tells his daughter, Jessie, about his career with the Michigan State Police.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Mark Edens tells his daughter, Jessie, about his career with the Michigan State Police.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Lauren Waits

Themes
Work

"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."

Winslow Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, who both are living with multiple sclerosis, remember how they met.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Winslow Jackson and his wife, Dorothy, who both are living with multiple sclerosis, remember how they met.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight

Themes
Identity
Romance

"I just fell in love with her right there."

Jim Fletcher remembers meeting his wife, MaryAnn, in first grade.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Jim Fletcher remembers meeting his wife, MaryAnn, in first grade.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Charlotte Okie

Themes
Romance

"If there is a hell on earth, it's got to be that."

Joel Healy tells his daughter, Kelli Healy Salazar, about participating in Operation Plumbbob, one of the largest nuclear tests conducted by the U.S. Military.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Joel Healy tells his daughter, Kelli Healy Salazar, about participating in Operation Plumbbob, one of the largest nuclear tests conducted ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton

Themes
Military
Witness

"When I was put up as president of the student body, she created a groundswell against me."

92-year-old Martin Levin tells his granddaughters Jennifer Goebel (L) and Zoe Crowe (R) about a college classmate he didn't like.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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92-year-old Martin Levin tells his granddaughters Jennifer Goebel (L) and Zoe Crowe (R) about a college classmate he didn't like.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Laura Dobson

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Growing Up
Romance

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

Carl McNair remembers his brother, Ronald McNair, who was one of the astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Carl McNair remembers his brother, Ronald McNair, who was one of the astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger on ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Elaine Davenport

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Work

"My father would be in his boxer shorts in front of the stereo with a baton."

Laura Greenberg tells her daughter, Rebecca, about growing up in Queens during the 1950s.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Laura Greenberg tells her daughter, Rebecca, about growing up in Queens during the 1950s.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anthony Knight

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Growing Up

"I found out what girls were..."

Jim Crane tells his daughter Missy Worden what he liked best about college.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Jim Crane tells his daughter Missy Worden what he liked best about college.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Kathrina Singh

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Discovery
Romance

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

Judge Berryl Anderson (L) and her mother, Virginia (R), remember what Berryl was like as a child.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Judge Berryl Anderson (L) and her mother, Virginia (R), remember what Berryl was like as a child.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Katrina Singh

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Griot
Growing Up

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

StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love talks to her friend and fellow Facilitator Anthony Knight about how her life has been different than she'd imagined.

Lillie died on June 25, 2010 in Atlanta, GA.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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StoryCorps Facilitator Lillie Love talks to her friend and fellow Facilitator Anthony Knight about how her life has been different ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Amanda Plumb

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Griot
Identity
Wisdom

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

Cactus Car Wash owner Frank Lynch (L) talks with his employee and friend, Antonio Douglas (R), about helping him get in shape.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Cactus Car Wash owner Frank Lynch (L) talks with his employee and friend, Antonio Douglas (R), about helping him get ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Michael Garofalo & Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Amanda Plumb

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Friendship
Griot

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

Sam Reed, a mortician and the caretaker of Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, talks about how his interest in the funeral business started at a young age.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Sam Reed, a mortician and the caretaker of Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, talks about how his interest in the funeral ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Vanara Taing

Facilitated by
Chanda Khatso

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Work

"It's like the whole school, all the kids are my family"

53-year-old Willie Jefferson tells Chloe Smith, a student at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, about the 23 years he has worked there as a custodian.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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53-year-old Willie Jefferson tells Chloe Smith, a student at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School, about the 23 years he ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Vanara Taing

In Partnership with
WABE

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Work

"We go around and we bless the hands of all the people who work in the hospital."

Janet Lutz (R) tells her friend, Lori Armstrong (L), about working as a hospital chaplain.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
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Janet Lutz (R) tells her friend, Lori Armstrong (L), about working as a hospital chaplain.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Nadja Middleton

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Discovery
Wisdom
Work