"That day left a scar in our life. It's not going to go away."

Phuong Nguyen talks to her son, Christopher, one of only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P Murrah federal building to survive the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995. This is one of two interviews we’re featuring from survivors for the 20th anniversary of the bombing.
Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Phuong Nguyen talks to her son, Christopher, one of only six children at the day care center in the Alfred ...
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Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Alex Lyon

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"After all these years, this is the first time we've sat down and actually talked about the bombing."

Willie Watson talks to his son, PJ Allen, one of only six children at the day care center in the Alfred P Murrah federal building to survive the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995. This is one of two interviews we’re featuring from survivors for the 20th anniversary of the bombing.
Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Willie Watson talks to his son, PJ Allen, one of only six children at the day care center in the ...
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Recorded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Produced by
Liyna Anwar

Facilitated by
Alex Lyon

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Family
Griot
Growing Up
Struggle
Witness

"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
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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

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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 City, Oklahoma
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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

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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 Tulsa, Oklahoma
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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)

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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
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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

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

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Angels & Mentors