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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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
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
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
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
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
Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
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Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
New York City Subway Conductor Paquita Williams talks to one of her passengers, Laura Lane,... more.
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New York City Subway Conductor Paquita Williams talks to one of her passengers, Laura Lane, about her job.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Cactus Car Wash owner Frank Lynch (L) talks with his employee and friend, Antonio Douglas... more.
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Cactus Car Wash owner Frank Lynch (L) talks with his employee and friend, Antonio Douglas (R), about helping him get ...
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Mamie Todd (R) tells her daughter, Ann Todd Jealous (L), and grandson, Benjamin Todd Jealous,... more.
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Mamie Todd (R) tells her daughter, Ann Todd Jealous (L), and grandson, Benjamin Todd Jealous, about demanding supplies from the ...
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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
Jerry Johnson interviews his mother, Carrie Conley, about raising six children as a single mother.
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Jerry Johnson interviews his mother, Carrie Conley, about raising six children as a single mother.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
Mary Morris remembers her husband, Thomas, one of two Washington D.C. postal workers who died... more.
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Mary Morris remembers her husband, Thomas, one of two Washington D.C. postal workers who died from exposure to anthrax ...
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Recorded in Beach Park, Illinois
Phyllis Johnson tells her friend Danny Perasa about how she went from Police Department clerk... more.
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Phyllis Johnson tells her friend Danny Perasa about how she went from Police Department clerk to beat cop.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
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Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
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
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley tells his son Jonathan about a year that shaped his life.
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Ricardo Pitts-Wiley tells his son Jonathan about a year that shaped his life.
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91-year-old Henry Belcher tells his friend Major A. Mason III about tap dancing in the... more.
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91-year-old Henry Belcher tells his friend Major A. Mason III about tap dancing in the 1930s.
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Author Walter Dean Myers talks about his father in an interview with his son Christopher... more.
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Author Walter Dean Myers talks about his father in an interview with his son Christopher Myers.
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Recorded in Brooklyn, New York
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