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
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
Murray Brown tells her friend Kerrie Cotten Williams about being a nursing student in a... more.
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Murray Brown tells her friend Kerrie Cotten Williams about being a nursing student in a segregated hospital.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Reverend James Seawood remembers how African-American families were forced out of Sheridan, Arkansas, when the... more.
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Reverend James Seawood remembers how African-American families were forced out of Sheridan, Arkansas, when the schools attempted to integrate.
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Recorded in Staten Island, New York
Theresa Burroughs tells her daughter Toni Love about registering to vote.
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Theresa Burroughs tells her daughter Toni Love about registering to vote.
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Recorded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Antoinette Franklin (R) and her niece, Iriel Franklin, talk about relocating to Houston after Hurricane... more.
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Antoinette Franklin (R) and her niece, Iriel Franklin, talk about relocating to Houston after Hurricane Katrina.
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Recorded in Houston, Texas
Peggy Edwards to her granddaughter, Cinema Wood.
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Peggy Edwards to her granddaughter, Cinema Wood.
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Andrea McKnight and her husband, Jay, remember meeting as teenagers in the 1950s.
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Andrea McKnight and her husband, Jay, remember meeting as teenagers in the 1950s.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
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
Herman Blake and his brother Sidney remember their childhood during the 1940s.
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Herman Blake and his brother Sidney remember their childhood during the 1940s.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Joe Hunter, who was Ray Charles' road manager, and his wife, Trudy, a back-up singer,... more.
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Joe Hunter, who was Ray Charles' road manager, and his wife, Trudy, a back-up singer, remember falling in love.
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
John Hope Franklin, the late scholar of African American history, tells his son, John, about... more.
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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
James Hanover Thompson (L) tells his brother Dwight (R) about his involvement in the "Kissing... more.
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James Hanover Thompson (L) tells his brother Dwight (R) about his involvement in the "Kissing Case" of 1958.
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Reginald Mason remembers growing up in Harlem with his mother during the 1970s.
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Reginald Mason remembers growing up in Harlem with his mother during the 1970s.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Colbert Williams (R) talks with Ralph Catania (L), his fifth grade math teacher who later... more.
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Colbert Williams (R) talks with Ralph Catania (L), his fifth grade math teacher who later became his legal guardian, about ...
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Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Veteran Grand Central Terminal ticket clerk Mike DeMeo to his colleague Clarice Brewer.
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Veteran Grand Central Terminal ticket clerk Mike DeMeo to his colleague Clarice Brewer.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Roscoe Brown, Jr., telling his friend Javier Henriquez about being a Tuskegee Airman.
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Roscoe Brown, Jr., telling his friend Javier Henriquez about being a Tuskegee Airman.
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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
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
Celedonia "Cal" Jones (L) tells his friend Robert Harris about moving to a new block... more.
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Celedonia "Cal" Jones (L) tells his friend Robert Harris about moving to a new block in Harlem during the Depression.
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Recorded in New York City, New York