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
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
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
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
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
Samuel Black tells his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father, who operated a boiler room.
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Samuel Black tells his wife, Edda Fields-Black, about his father, who operated a boiler room.
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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
91-year-old Ruth Ballard (L) tells her minister, Ramonia Lee, about moving to Tuskegee, Alabama during... more.
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91-year-old Ruth Ballard (L) tells her minister, Ramonia Lee, about moving to Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II.
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Recorded in Silver Spring, Maryland
John W. Taylor, Jr. talks about how New Orleans has changed since Hurricane Katrina.
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John W. Taylor, Jr. talks about how New Orleans has changed since Hurricane Katrina.
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Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana
Nzingha Masani tells her friend, Noah Hairston, about receiving her name at an African naming... more.
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Nzingha Masani tells her friend, Noah Hairston, about receiving her name at an African naming ceremony.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
Harold Slappy tells his friend Monica about visiting Harlem's Savoy Ballroom as a youth.
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Harold Slappy tells his friend Monica about visiting Harlem's Savoy Ballroom as a youth.
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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
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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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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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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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
Larry Young (L) tells his friend Clyde Cleveland about trying to register for college in... more.
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Larry Young (L) tells his friend Clyde Cleveland about trying to register for college in the early 1940s.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
Dorothy Glinton tells her son, Sonari, about becoming a manager at Ford Motor Plant in... more.
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Dorothy Glinton tells her son, Sonari, about becoming a manager at Ford Motor Plant in Chicago.
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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
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
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