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
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
Tyondra Newton to her youth counselor, Sally Nixon.
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Tyondra Newton to her youth counselor, Sally Nixon.
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Recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jim McFarland remembers traveling from New York City to the segregated south as a boy.
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Jim McFarland remembers traveling from New York City to the segregated south as a boy.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Queen Jackson (R) tells her case manager, Debra MacKillop (L), how she became homeless.
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Queen Jackson (R) tells her case manager, Debra MacKillop (L), how she became homeless.
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Recorded in Denver, Colorado
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
Yvonne Logan Jones (L) and her sister Ola Mae Logan Allen remember their parents, who... more.
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Yvonne Logan Jones (L) and her sister Ola Mae Logan Allen remember their parents, who migrated north in the 1940s.
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Recorded in Detroit, Michigan
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
Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop... more.
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Earl Reynolds Jr. tells his daughter, Ashley, about meeting James Brown at his father's barbershop in Roanoke, Virginia.
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Recorded in Roanoke, Virginia
Herb Kneeland (L) tells his son Martavius Jones about being a disc jockey at WDIA... more.
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Herb Kneeland (L) tells his son Martavius Jones about being a disc jockey at WDIA in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
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Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
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
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
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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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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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
George Hill remembers being homeless. Hill has been off the streets for 10 years.
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George Hill remembers being homeless. Hill has been off the streets for 10 years.
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Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is... more.
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Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is interviewed by his son Jason (...
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Recorded in Baltimore, Maryland
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
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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