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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, left, and Walter Naegle, right, became partners in the 1970s and were together until Rustin's death. Decades before gay marriage was an option, Rustin adopted Naegle to lend legal protection to their relationship. StoryCorps hide caption

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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood friend, Denise McNair, who died with three other girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. StoryCorps hide caption

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Mario Loiseau and his daughter Mabou during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sean Fitzpatrick (right) with John Gately, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Patrick Kreifels and Michelle Kreifels grew up on a farm in Omaha, Neb., with their five other siblings. StoryCorps hide caption

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Len Berk slicing salmon at Zabar's food emporium in New York City. Cosima Amelang/StoryCorps hide caption

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Santiago Arredondo with his wife, Aimee, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Leslie Hurd, a casualty assistance calls officer with the U.S. Navy, says her job of delivering news of loved ones' deaths "is not just a duty." StoryCorps hide caption

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Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello and Tony Cistaro, during a visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Nicholas Heyward Jr. the year before he was killed. "I would give my life today if I could, you know, just have him back," his dad said during a recent visit to StoryCorps. Courtesy of Nicholas Heyward Sr. hide caption

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Brent Hendricks visited StoryCorps in Atlanta with his mother, Barbara. StoryCorps hide caption

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Pastor David Ned, 64, shared this and another experience with StoryCorps, last fall. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Phuong Nguyen, 55, and her son, Chris, who survived the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. StoryCorps hide caption

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