Joe Buford tells his literacy tutor, Michelle Miller, about what it was like not knowing... more.
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Joe Buford tells his literacy tutor, Michelle Miller, about what it was like not knowing how to read.
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Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee
Charlie Morris (L) remembers his brother's death in 1939, with his cousin Sylvester Lewis (R).
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Charlie Morris (L) remembers his brother's death in 1939, with his cousin Sylvester Lewis (R).
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn talks with his granddaughter Sydney Reed about his career in... more.
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South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn talks with his granddaughter Sydney Reed about his career in politics.
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Carl McNair remembers his brother, Ronald McNair, who was one of the astronauts killed aboard... more.
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Carl McNair remembers his brother, Ronald McNair, who was one of the astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger on ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School... more.
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Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago, IL.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
William Anthony Cobb tells his mother, Mary, about the influence she had on him. William... more.
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William Anthony Cobb tells his mother, Mary, about the influence she had on him. William Anthony also talks with his ...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Johnnie Tyson tells her niece Sandra Fleming about growing up obese.
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Johnnie Tyson tells her niece Sandra Fleming about growing up obese.
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Recorded in Little Rock, Arkansas
Yvonne Logan Jones (L) and her sister Ola Mae Logan Allen remember their parents, who... more.
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Yvonne Logan Jones (L) and her sister Ola Mae Logan Allen remember their parents, who migrated north in the 1940s.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef... more.
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Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all-white country club in Birmingham, ...
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Recorded in Birmingham, Alabama
Pepper and Ron Miller talk about what led to their divorce.
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Pepper and Ron Miller talk about what led to their divorce.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Wydenia Perry and Essie Gregory, who have visited over 125 countries together, talk about their... more.
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Wydenia Perry and Essie Gregory, who have visited over 125 countries together, talk about their travels.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
James Ransom and Cherie Johnson remember their neighbor and Sunday school teacher.
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James Ransom and Cherie Johnson remember their neighbor and Sunday school teacher.
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Recorded in Sarasota, Florida
Anthony Wilson interviews his coworker Leo Smith.
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Anthony Wilson interviews his coworker Leo Smith.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Wil Smith tells his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.
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Wil Smith tells his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.
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Reverend George Turks, Jr. remembers witnessing the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike as a teenager.... more.
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Reverend George Turks, Jr. remembers witnessing the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike as a teenager. Click here to see a photo ...
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
Showaye Selassie (L) tells her friend Susan Greenfield (R) about an early memory of her... more.
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Showaye Selassie (L) tells her friend Susan Greenfield (R) about an early memory of her mother.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Karen Slade, Eric "Rico" Reed, and Arthur "Sonny" Williams of radio station KJLH remember the... more.
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Karen Slade, Eric "Rico" Reed, and Arthur "Sonny" Williams of radio station KJLH remember the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
10-year-old Rahsheed McKenstry interviews his mother, Rhonetta.
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10-year-old Rahsheed McKenstry interviews his mother, Rhonetta.
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
Omar Leech (R) tells his friend Lenear Pryor about life as a gang member.
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Omar Leech (R) tells his friend Lenear Pryor about life as a gang member.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Ella Owens (L) tells her daughter, Lynn Reed, about participating in a march during the... more.
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Ella Owens (L) tells her daughter, Lynn Reed, about participating in a march during the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike.
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee