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