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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Broadway colleagues remember costume dresser who died of COVID-19

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Chief Wilma Mankiller, the Cherokee Nation's first woman chief, revitalized her tribe's culture as she implemented a host of influential progressive policies. But first she had to overcome sexism, say her descendants. Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Before revitalizing Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller had to prove her critics wrong

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First female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation will be featured on U.S. coin

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Cmdr. Jeanine Menze, stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii, in 2006. Jennifer Johnson/U.S. Coast Guard hide caption

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How the Coast Guard's 1st Black woman pilot helped give the next one her wings

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

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Anderson and Karen Lawson at their StoryCorps recording in Atlanta in 2015. Diana Guyton hide caption

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Diana Guyton

Their Dad Transformed Video Games In The 1970s — And Passed On His Pioneering Spirit

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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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