Melva Hightower and her nepher Tyler
In this week's feature from the StoryCorps Griot Initiative, Melva Hightower and her young nephew Tyler exchange stories of strength and struggle across a generational divide. Tyler recalls childhood teasing, and Melva the loss of a dear friend to AIDS.
The StoryCorps Griot Initiative travels the country collecting the recollections of black Americans. On Tuesdays, News & Notes features one of these stories. To find out where the StoryGriot Initiative will be next, visit the StoryCorps website.