"I just wanted the pain to stop."

Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the story to her current husband, Thomas Fair.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive husband in 1987. She told the ...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

Themes
Struggle

"A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there."

Barbara Moore (R) tells her daughter, Olivia Fite (L), about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Barbara Moore (R) tells her daughter, Olivia Fite (L), about becoming a bricklayer in the early 1970s.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Family
Identity
Work

"I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live."

Rick Bounds and Dorothy Biernack talk about how they met.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Rick Bounds and Dorothy Biernack talk about how they met.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Katie Simon with Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Cambra Moniz

Themes
Legacy
Struggle

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

Rowena Gore-Simmons speaks with her daughter, Kenya Gore, about the year Rowena spent in prison.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Rowena Gore-Simmons speaks with her daughter, Kenya Gore, about the year Rowena spent in prison.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

Themes
Griot
Growing Up

"I looked in those big green eyes, and I was a done deal."

Peter Headen and his wife, Jacqueline, tell the story of their 40-year courtship.
Recorded in Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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Peter Headen and his wife, Jacqueline, tell the story of their 40-year courtship.
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Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

In Partnership with
Southern Maryland Library in Charlotte Hall, MD

Themes
Romance

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

Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is interviewed by his son Jason (L).
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is interviewed by his son Jason (...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Carolina Correa

Themes
Griot
Struggle
Teachers
Work

"She died on an incident that I sent her on."

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz remembers his wife, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Voelz, who died in Iraq while disarming an IED.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz remembers his wife, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Voelz, who died in Iraq while disarming an ...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Gaspar Caro

Themes
Military
Struggle
Witness
Work

"You followed my footsteps and I thought it was great."

Ledo Lucietto and his daughter, Anne, talk about how their family's mechanical inclination has been passed down through the generations.
Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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Ledo Lucietto and his daughter, Anne, talk about how their family's mechanical inclination has been passed down through the generations.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Rose Gorman

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Discovery
Growing Up
Wisdom
Work

"I turned on all the tricks that I knew..."

96-year-old Anna Wise remembers dating her husband in an interview with her daughter, Mary.
Recorded in Maryland, Sandy Spring
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96-year-old Anna Wise remembers dating her husband in an interview with her daughter, Mary.
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Recorded in Sandy Spring, Maryland
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Nadja Middleton

Themes
Memory Loss
Romance
Wisdom

"My husband was the physical training officer for the fliers..."

91-year-old Ruth Ballard (L) tells her minister, Ramonia Lee, about moving to Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II.
Recorded in Maryland, Silver Spring
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91-year-old Ruth Ballard (L) tells her minister, Ramonia Lee, about moving to Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II.
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Recorded in Silver Spring, Maryland
Produced by


Facilitated by
Michael Premo

Themes
Griot