"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."

Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi he befriended during his service in Iraq.
Recorded in Norman, Oklahoma
Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi he befriended during his service ...
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Recorded in Norman, Oklahoma
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Daniel Littlewood

Themes
Friendship
Military
Witness
Work

"The only way that I could see out of that situation was to take my life."

Rob Littlefield remembers being bullied in junior high school for being gay.
Recorded in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Rob Littlefield remembers being bullied in junior high school for being gay.
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Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Jackie Sojico

In Partnership with
Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma

Themes
Growing Up
LGBTQ
Struggle

"We had to do a good deed every day..."

John Hope Franklin, the late scholar of African American history, tells his son, John, about being a Boy Scout during the 1920s.
Recorded in Oklahoma, Tulsa
John Hope Franklin, the late scholar of African American history, tells his son, John, about being a Boy Scout during ...
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Recorded in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Carl Scott

In Partnership with
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

Themes
Discovery
Griot
Growing Up
Historias
Struggle

"We nicknamed him The Tiger because he was so mean..."

Korean War POW Wayman Simpson remembers the Korean officer who led the Tiger Death March, a brutal trek that claimed nearly 100 lives.
Recorded in Lawton, Oklahoma
Korean War POW Wayman Simpson remembers the Korean officer who led the Tiger Death March, a brutal trek that claimed ...
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Recorded in Lawton, Oklahoma
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Andrew Wilson

Themes
Military
Struggle
Witness

"I called it the house of refuge"

Reverend Robert Crum tells his wife, Linda, about a shelter he helped to create.
Recorded in Lawton, Oklahoma
Reverend Robert Crum tells his wife, Linda, about a shelter he helped to create.
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Recorded in Lawton, Oklahoma
Produced by


Facilitated by
Mitra Bonshahi

Themes
Angels & Mentors