Jerome Smith tells his friend Carol Bebelle about an incident from his childhood.
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Jerome Smith tells his friend Carol Bebelle about an incident from his childhood.
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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
Showaye Silassie (L) tells her friend Susan Greenfield (R) about an early memory of her... more.
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Showaye Silassie (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
Mary Ellen Noone remembers a story from her great-grandmother.
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Mary Ellen Noone remembers a story from her great-grandmother.
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Recorded in Montgomery, Alabama
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
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
New Orleans Pump Station workers Rufus Burkhalter and Bobby Brown remember the night Hurricane Katrina... more.
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New Orleans Pump Station workers Rufus Burkhalter and Bobby Brown remember the night Hurricane Katrina hit.
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
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
Bryan Echols (R) and his father, Lindberg (L), talk about how their relationship has changed... more.
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Bryan Echols (R) and his father, Lindberg (L), talk about how their relationship has changed over time.
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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
New Orleans police officer David Duplantier tells his wife, Melissa Eugene, about patrolling the Superdome... more.
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New Orleans police officer David Duplantier tells his wife, Melissa Eugene, about patrolling the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Darryl Downes remembers discovering his talent while serving time in Sing Sing Prison.
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Darryl Downes remembers discovering his talent while serving time in Sing Sing Prison.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Donald Taylor tells his son Cheo about falling in love with Cheo's mother, Doris.
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Donald Taylor tells his son Cheo about falling in love with Cheo's mother, Doris.
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Recorded in Oakland, California
Sharon Holley, a retired librarian, tells her husband, Kenneth, about preparing for her career at... more.
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Sharon Holley, a retired librarian, tells her husband, Kenneth, about preparing for her career at an early age. Holley operated ...
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Recorded in Buffalo, New York
Sam Reed, a mortician and the caretaker of Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, talks about how... more.
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Sam Reed, a mortician and the caretaker of Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, talks about how his interest in the funeral ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
100-year-old Arthur Winston tells his great-grandnephew, Eric Givens, about working for 72 years.
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100-year-old Arthur Winston tells his great-grandnephew, Eric Givens, about working for 72 years.
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his... more.
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Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.
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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
Leon May, who fought as a Marine in World War II, tells his daughter... more.
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Leon May, who fought as a Marine in World War II, tells his daughter about leaving for basic training.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
Rowena Gore-Simmons speaks with her daughter, Kenya Gore, about the year Rowena spent in prison.
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Rowena Gore-Simmons speaks with her daughter, Kenya Gore, about the year Rowena spent in prison.
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland