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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

A Firefighter Reminisces About A Girl He Rescued Nearly 30 Years Ago

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Former Marine Sergeant Details Being At Ground Zero To His Youngest Son

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People pause at the September 11th Memorial on September 8, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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StoryCorps Presents: The Lasting Toll Of 9/11

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A Twin Remembers How 9/11 Changed His Relationship With His Brother Forever

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Cpl. Ajmal Achekzai, 26, who served as a translator for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, talks with two Afghan locals in December 2001 at the perimeter of a patrol base in southern Afghanistan. Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly/USMC/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan Marine Fought To Make His Homeland Safer. Now He Feels Like He Failed

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Nathan Chapman in Haiti, 1995. The Chapman family hide caption

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A Family Remembers The 1st U.S. Soldier Killed In The War In Afghanistan

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Father-Daughter Team Returns To StoryCorps. Dad Reflects On Being A Single Parent

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Annie Perasa and her husband, Danny, are StoryCorps legends, first recounting their love for one another in 2004. Annie and Danny Perasa hide caption

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Annie and Danny Perasa

'I'm Walking Out With You Alone': A StoryCorps Love Story

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Harry Golomski with Libby Stroik (left) and one of her siblings in 1991. Libby Stroik hide caption

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Libby Stroik

Remembering A Grandfather Who Gave Her A Sense of Belonging

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Dr. Charles Drew, pictured in a lab at Howard University, was known as the father of blood banking for pioneering the way we store and transport blood today. Dr. Charlene Jarvis hide caption

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Dr. Charlene Jarvis

Remembering The Father Of Blood Banking, A Black Doctor Who Took A Stand

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Max García and his grandfather, Mario, in early July. Mario García hide caption

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A Cuban Refugee's Optimism Inspires His Grandson's Acting Career

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A U.S. Army photo of Master Sgt. Alvy Powell Jr. released by Master Sgt. Christopher Branagan. U.S. Army hide caption

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As An Army Chorus Member, He Didn't Carry A Weapon. His Job Was To Sing

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Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary "Zooks" Bezucha seen on one of their regular camping trips in 2019. Courtesy of Greg Klatkiewicz hide caption

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Their Nearly 50-Year Friendship Stays Strong Thanks To Simple Gestures

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Cas Torres, pictured in 1987 in his late teens, around the same time he was imprisoned and transferred to New York City's Hart Island. Cas Torres hide caption

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He Buried The Unclaimed Dead On A New York Island. He Wants Others To Remember Them

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

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Wally Funk, A Lifelong Aspiring Astronaut, Will Finally Head To Space At 82

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Connie Rocha, now 95, is seen here during her StoryCorps interview in San Antonio on Feb. 18, 2008. Rose Gorman for StoryCorps hide caption

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An Independent Spirit Guided Her Through World War II — And Beyond

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Sabrina Beavers, shown here holding her daughter, Destiny, and her friend, Shantay Davies-Balch, at StoryCorps in 2019. Nicolas Cadena hide caption

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Nicolas Cadena

These Black Moms Gave Birth Early. They Don't Want Their Experiences To Be Normal

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Kaysen Ford, right, reflects during a StoryCorps conversation with their mother, Jennifer Sumner, on years of milestones — and struggles — while growing up transgender. Kaysen Ford and Jennifer Sumner hide caption

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For This Transgender 18-Year-Old, Queerness Is Synonymous With Happiness

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Jo and Chad Vill in Brooklyn, N.Y., this month. Nathan West hide caption

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Nathan West

In Pandemic Isolation, Father And Son DJs Spun Music Into A Community

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The late Rev. Farrell Duncombe (left) spoke with his friend Howard Robinson for a StoryCorps conversation in 2010 about how his role models helped shape him as a leader in his Alabama community. Elizabeth Straight for StoryCorps hide caption

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How Role Models Like Rosa Parks Shaped A Distracted Kid Into A Leader

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Willie Edwards Jr. died in 1957. He was killed by Klansmen who told him to either jump off a bridge or be shot. Malinda Edwards and Mildred Betts hide caption

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Malinda Edwards and Mildred Betts

Klansmen Brutally Killed Their Father. They Now Say His Legacy Is Larger Than Life

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At their StoryCorps interview in Las Cruces, N.M., in March 2020, Melanie Dunne, left, and Marissa Miranda remembered the late Cpl. Josh Dunne. Zazil Davis-Vazquez for StoryCorps hide caption

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Remembering A Veteran Who Put Aside His Struggles For Others

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