"He was immaculate from head to toe."

Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop in Roanoke, Virginia.
Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
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Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop in Roanoke, Virginia.
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Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
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Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Whitney Henry-Lester

Themes
Griot
Growing Up
Work

"We sold what household things we had..."

Lillian Howell, 89, tells her son Thomas about moving from Ohio to Virginia during the Great Depression.
Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
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Lillian Howell, 89, tells her son Thomas about moving from Ohio to Virginia during the Great Depression.
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Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
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Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Nina Porzucki

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle