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

John Klein remembers meeting the love of his life, Mary Ann Allen, with her daughter Bernice Flournoy.
Recorded in California, Oakland
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John Klein remembers meeting the love of his life, Mary Ann Allen, with her daughter Bernice Flournoy.
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Recorded in Oakland, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Michelle Swinehart

Themes
Griot
Romance
Work

"My brother came home wearing an afro."

Judith Wilson tells her husband, Donald Kaufman, about a conversation that changed her life.
Recorded in California, Oakland
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Judith Wilson tells her husband, Donald Kaufman, about a conversation that changed her life.
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Recorded in Oakland, California
Produced by
Selly Thiam

Facilitated by
Michelle Swinehart

Themes
Discovery
Griot
Identity

"She absolutely knocked me out..."

Donald Taylor tells his son Cheo about falling in love with Cheo's mother, Doris.
Recorded in California, Oakland
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Donald Taylor tells his son Cheo about falling in love with Cheo's mother, Doris.
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Recorded in Oakland, California
Produced by
Selly Thiam

Facilitated by
Michelle Swinehart

Themes
Griot
Romance

"Recess came and the boys had a football..."

Mweupe Mfalme Nguni remembers his first day at an integrated elementary school in 1965.
Recorded in California, Oakland
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Mweupe Mfalme Nguni remembers his first day at an integrated elementary school in 1965.
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Recorded in Oakland, California
Produced by
Selly Thiam

Facilitated by
Michelle Swinehart

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Witness