"Someone was shooting in our direction..."

Aja David and her younger sister, Kai Leigh Harriott, remember the night Kai was hit by a stray bullet and paralyzed from the chest down. They spoke with their mother Tonya David.
Recorded in Providence, Rhode Island
Aja David and her younger sister, Kai Leigh Harriott, remember the night Kai was hit by a stray bullet and ...
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Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Christina Stanton

Themes
Family
Griot
Struggle
Transformational Event

"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"

J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool in St. Augustine, Florida in June of 1964.
Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo remember having acid thrown on them after jumping into a whites only swimming pool ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher Morris

Facilitated by
Stephanie Burton, Amanda Plumb and John White

Themes
Griot
Identity
Legacy
Struggle
Transformational Event
Witness

"I learned to fight with a knife long before I learned how to ride a bicycle. "

Storm Reyes tells her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up in migrant farm worker camps during the early 1960s.
Recorded in Tacoma, Washington
Storm Reyes tells her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up in migrant farm worker camps during the early 1960s.
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Recorded in Tacoma, Washington
Produced by
Michael Garofalo with Dan Collison

Facilitated by
Cristina Kim

In Partnership with
Institute of Museum and Library Services and Pierce County Library

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle
Transformational Event

"It felt like I had a knife stuck in the middle of my brain. "

Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows, who suffered traumatic injuries during his last tour of duty, remembers a fallen friend.
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Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Katie Simon

In Partnership with
Joining Forces

Themes
Discovery
Friendship
Memory Loss
Struggle
Transformational Event

"I thought it was karma for what I had done. "

Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
Recorded in Danville, Illinois
Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
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Recorded in Danville, Illinois
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Alicia Williams

In Partnership with
Danville Correctional Center

Themes
Historias
Struggle
Transformational Event
Wisdom

"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."

Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
Recorded in New York, New York City
Army Captain Drew Pham, 26, tells his wife, Molly Pearl, about Afghanistan and some of his most difficult combat memories.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Yasmin Peña

Themes
Military
Struggle
Transformational Event
Witness

"Me dijiste, 'Tenemos que ir a ver si encontramos algo, a ver por lo menos una foto.'"

Carmen Santos y su hermano Juan Castillo crecieron en Los Angeles pensando que su madre los había abandonado cuando vivían en Guatemala. Un día, descubrieron la verdad sobre lo que pasó.
Recorded in California, Los Angeles
Carmen Santos y su hermano Juan Castillo crecieron en Los Angeles pensando que su madre los había abandonado cuando ...
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Produced by
Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Anna Berlanga

Themes
Discovery
En Español
Family
Transformational Event