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.

Dennis Simmonds, 57, and his wife Roxanne, 54, during a visit to StoryCorps. Kevin Oliver for StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Wasn't Really Afraid Of Anything': Boston Bombing Victim Remembered

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Davis, center, during his deployment to Afghanistan, where he served for nearly a year and a half as a human intelligence collector. Courtesy of Roman Coley Davis hide caption

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A Young Soldier Finds Comfort In An Unexpected Delivery

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Brothers Russell Wadsworth, 28, (left) and Remmick Wadsworth, 27, both have autism. "To have a brother who shares something that you have, the same kind of emotions ... it just means the world," Russell tells his younger brother during a StoryCorps interview. Kevin Oliver/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'You Would Always Have My Back': Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together

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A 1950 photo of Kay (aka "Tubby") Johnston in her King's Dairy Little League team uniform hangs in a special exhibit honoring women in baseball, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Courtesy of Kay Johnston Massar hide caption

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A Little League Of Her Own: The First Girl In Little League Baseball

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At their StoryCorps interview in Houston, Tanai Benard, 34, and her son, Dezmond Floyd, 10, discuss what's become a grim yet routine topic at schools: active shooter drills. Alletta Cooper/StoryCorps hide caption

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'There Is No Handbook For This': A Mother And Son Talk About School Shootings

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Encore: A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

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Mohammad Ashraf Faridi (left) with his son, Muhammad Faridi, at a StoryCorps interview in New York City. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

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Lora Koenig with her son in the field at Russell Glacier in Greenland in 2011. Courtesy of Marilyn Koenig hide caption

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'Mommy, You Can Do That': Navigating Work-Life Balance Thousands Of Miles From Home

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In November 1965, Joe Galloway snapped this photo of his childhood friend Vince Cantu during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, without realizing who was pictured. Vince was rushing to pick up the body of American soldier in Plei Me, South Vietnam, to transport him home. The photo would ultimately run in several magazines. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Childhood Friends Reunited — In The Middle Of The Vietnam War

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Actress Ashley Judd and her friend, Ted Klontz, outside Nashville, Tenn. Jill Glaser/StoryCorps hide caption

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Actress Ashley Judd's #MeToo Moment Was Driven By A 'Commitment' To Her Younger Self

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Joanna Wright, 58, and Tara Cummings, 47, spoke about their time at New Bethany Home for Girls during a StoryCorps conversation. Both women have testified that they were abused at the Louisiana school. Morgan Feigal-Stickles/StoryCorps hide caption

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Finding Strength In Shared Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Cousins Cherie Johnson and James Ransom recorded their StoryCorps conversation in Sarasota, Fla. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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'Good Morning, Miss Devine': Cousins Remember Their Sunday School Teacher

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John Banvard, 100, and Jerry Nadeau, 72, tied the knot five years ago, in a wedding at their veterans home in Chula Vista, Calif. Cam Buker for StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

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Lan Cao, 53, with her daughter, Harlan, 12, at their StoryCorps interview in Westminster, Calif. in January 2015. During the interview, Lan tells her daughter about her experience during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968. Gautam Srikishan /StoryCorps hide caption

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A Former Refugee Reflects On The Vietnam War And Starting Over In The U.S.

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At StoryCorps in New York City, Sharon Brangman shared with her daughter, Jenna Lester, some of her experiences in medical school and how her mother, Ruby, helped her become a doctor. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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For These 3 Women, Medical Careers Are A Family Affair

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April Gibson gave birth to Gregory Bess in 2001. Courtesy of April Gibson hide caption

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'It's Not A Fairy Tale, It's Not A Failure': A Mother At 16 Conquers Stigma With Love

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Dion Diamond listens with his eyes closed to George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, at a "whites-only" lunch counter in Arlington, Va., in 1960. DC Public Library, Star Collection, Washington Post hide caption

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The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

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Rickey Jackson (left) and Eddie Vernon met one-on-one for the first time in 2014, after Eddie corrected his 1975 testimony (given when he was 12) that led to the wrongful conviction of Rickey and two other men. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

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Anna and Brianna Freeman spoke about their experiences with bullying during their StoryCorps interview in Chicago. Crystal Vance Guerra /StoryCorps hide caption

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How Unicorns Help This 8-Year-Old Deal With Bullies

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Thompson Williams, 61, and his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams, 27, recall a memorable Christmas, during their StoryCorps interview in 2014. Daniel Sitts/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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When Money Can't Buy The Best Christmas Gift

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William Lynn Weaver with his younger brother, Wayne, in Knoxville, Tenn. in 1963. Courtesy of the Weaver family hide caption

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On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

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Wayne Lo (left) is serving two life sentences at a Massachusetts prison for killing two people, including Greg Gibson's (right) son, Galen. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

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