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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

A Holocaust survivor honors the woman who saved his life

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How a WWII veteran's act of voting inspired a teenage Martin Luther King Jr.

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Left to right: Angel Gonzalez and Luis Paulino are seen at Paulino's 2011 high school graduation in New York. Courtesy of Angel Gonzalez hide caption

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School bullies told him to speak English. His mentee showed him he already belonged

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Jesus and Suzanne Valle thought they would become empty nesters indulging in their love of travel, but, she says, "I don't know if we would be as happy without all these kids." Jacqueline Van Meter for StoryCorps hide caption

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They didn't plan to be a family of 17. Then, the opioid crisis hit their community

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The ACT UP Action Tours activists protested at the Macy's 34th St Store in New York City on Nov. 29, 1991. Meryl Levin hide caption

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The day Santas stormed Macy's to protest for AIDS awareness

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Carolyn DeFord is pictured with her daughter and mother, Leona Kinsey, in La Grande, Ore., in their last photograph together before Kinsey disappeared in October 1999. Carolyn DeFord hide caption

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Her mother went missing 22 years ago. Now she finds comfort in the past and future

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A lesbian couple reminiscences on a pivotal Thanksgiving, 38 years ago

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The power of grandma's hands — a mother and daughter remember

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2 people who were beaten by police, help to create oversight of Denver police

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Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad was the first Muslim chaplain in the U.S. armed forces

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Siblings remember the groundedness of their fighter pilot dad

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Bobby Huber and his sister, Fritzi Huber at a StoryCorps interview in Wilmington, N.C., in September. Ben DeHaven hide caption

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For their first Halloween, their parents dressed up as the whole neighborhood

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Broadway colleagues remember costume dresser who died of COVID-19

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Grete Bergman, left, and Sarah Whalen-Lunn at their StoryCorps recording in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2018. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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With 3 bold marks, Indigenous women helped revive a once-banned tradition

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

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