StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday Americans StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.

Sylvia and Marcus Bullock talked to StoryCorps about how their relationship as mother and son developed when Marcus was in prison and what it is today. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

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Wally Funk is one of the Mercury 13, a group of women who trained to be astronauts in the early 1960s. Courtesy of Wally Funk hide caption

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This Pilot Is Headed To Space With Or Without NASA

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The Rev. Noel Hickie was working as a hospital chaplain when he met Marcia Hilton, a bereavement counselor at a hospital in Eugene, Ore. For 25 years they often worked together on hospice teams. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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For Decades These Caregivers Helped Patients, Families Through Illness And Death

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Dawn Sahr (left) and Asma Jama met for the first time at StoryCorps. In October 2015, Sahr's sister physically attacked Jama at a restaurant in Minnesota. Afterward, Sahr reached out to Jama to make sure she was OK and to offer her support. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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When A Somali-American Woman Was Attacked, Support Came From An Unlikely Source

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Terry Sullivan holds a picture of her son Alex and his father, Tom. Alex was killed on July 20, 2012, in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. He was there to celebrate his 27th birthday with friends and watch the latest Batman film. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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Returning To Row 12, Seat 12, Again, As Aurora Shooting Anniversary Nears

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After spending nearly 12 years apart, Five Mualimm-ak, 46, and his son Omar, 23, say their relationship is getting better and they're focusing on the present, not the past. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

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Zoë, Maddy and Nick Waters, 10-year-old triplets from Bloomington, Ind. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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The Ups And Downs Of Togetherness And Independence When You're A Triplet

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Gary Koivu and his wife Kim came to StoryCorps to talk about Koivu's friend Vincent Chin. Chin died 35 years ago, and his death became a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

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Darrow Brown, 52, and Juan Calvo, 55, live in Baltimore. The men started fostering children after volunteering to take care of drug-addicted infants in 2007. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

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Emily Addison (left) and Deonka Drayton with their son. Courtesy of Emily Addison hide caption

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What One Family Lost In Pulse Nightclub A Year Ago

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Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis at StoryCorps in New York City. Planakis retired from the NYPD in 2014, but still takes calls about hives and swarms. StoryCorps hide caption

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Protect, Serve And Take Care Of The Bees

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George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes stand with a portrait of their son Diego Rincon. The family immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia in 1989. Diego served in the Army and was killed in Iraq in 2003. Von Diaz/StoryCorps hide caption

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Remembering A Soldier Who Died For His Country Before Becoming A Citizen

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Roberta Vincent with her son, Robert Howard II, at their StoryCorps interview in Hartford, Conn. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

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Sarah Churchill and her daughter Yomi Wrong at their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

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Kevin Fredericks, 34, let his sons Isaiah (left) and Josiah interview him at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

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