"I had heard all these horror stories about crooks and gangsters..."

Juliet Jegasothy, who is originally from Sri Lanka, tells her friend Sheena Jacob about adjusting to life in the United States.
Recorded in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Juliet Jegasothy, who is originally from Sri Lanka, tells her friend Sheena Jacob about adjusting to life in the United ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Michael Ramberg

Themes
Discovery

"Daddy would come home tired to the bone..."

Samuel Black tells his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father, who operated a boiler room.
Recorded in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Samuel Black tells his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father, who operated a boiler room.
Recorded in
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Michael Ramberg

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Work

"He played always with a tux, always looking nice."

Joyce Kahkonen remembers her father, a professional accordionist, in an interview with her daughter, Gay.
Recorded in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Joyce Kahkonen remembers her father, a professional accordionist, in an interview with her daughter, Gay.
Recorded in
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Veronica Ordaz

Themes
Growing Up

"The mill was always in my life..."

Ken Kobus tells his friend Ron Barraf about his father, John Kobus, who worked at a steel mill for nearly 40 years.
Recorded in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Ken Kobus tells his friend Ron Barraf about his father, John Kobus, who worked at a steel mill for nearly 40 ...
Recorded in
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Piya Kochhar

Themes
Work

"Well, I had a buddy and he used to dance up and down the docks..."

91-year-old Henry Belcher tells his friend Major A. Mason III about tap dancing in the 1930s.
Recorded in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
91-year-old Henry Belcher tells his friend Major A. Mason III about tap dancing in the 1930s.
Recorded in
Produced by


Facilitated by


Themes
Griot
Work