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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

On April 3, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., second from right, stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy. Charles Kelly/AP Photo hide caption

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'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

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A 5-year-old Jeffrey Sherman is pictured with his father, songwriter Robert Sherman, in the early 1960s. Jeffrey Sherman hide caption

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His Vaccine Story Inspired His Father To Write A Disney Classic

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Marlene Watson and Rosella "Rose" Liscum at their StoryCorps interview in Rensselaer Falls, N.Y., in 2012. Jasmyn Morris/StoryCorps hide caption

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'Do What's Right And Have Fun': Remembering A Mother With A Fighting Spirit

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Joseph Patton, at home in Santa Monica, Calif., told StoryCorps last year that he was given an undesirable discharge for being friends with openly gay men in the military. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Gay Veteran Remembers Serving In Silence

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At left, Yennie Neal-Achigbu (left) and Jamie Olivieri in 1998 and at right, in 2012. Jamie Olivieri hide caption

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Jamie Olivieri

Through Thick And Thin, Best Friends Make Room For Laughter And Tears

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Sharron Cohen (second from left) with her husband David Cohen, and son Nathan Cohen with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps of the Supreme Court building in 1999. Sharron Cohen hide caption

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Sharron Cohen

RBG Imparted This To Plaintiff In Gender Equality Case: 'It's All Right To Be A Hero'

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David Smith (left) and Kenneth Felts in Denver in 2013, the year their friendship began. Felts told Smith that before he came out as gay this year, "I was secretly really envying you, to be able to be yourself." Courtesy of David Smith hide caption

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'Everybody Has Their Own Mountains.' A Coming-Out Journey Made Easier With Friendship

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The Muñoz family (from left: Jorge, Justin, Blanca and Luz) prepares meals from their kitchen in 2010. Jorge Muñoz hide caption

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Jorge Muñoz

A Family Tradition Of Feeding Workers In Need: 'You Do Not Need To Be Rich'

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Left: Crescenciana "Lola" Tan with grandson Kenneth and daughter Olivia at their home in San Jose, Calif., in 1990. Right: the family in Oakland, Calif., in 2016. Courtesy of Kenneth Tan hide caption

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'We Are Her Work': Remembering Grandma's Legacy

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Anthony Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, spoke for a StoryCorps interview in Maryland on Nov. 17. He says he'll miss seeing their daughters this Thanksgiving, but he's proud of their decision to not join them. Courtesy of Anthony Fauci hide caption

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In Running, Work And Parenting, Fauci Paces Himself For The 'Marathon'

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Army Maj. Ivan and Aileen Arreguin at their son's wedding in Sanford, N.C., in June. The Arreguins are stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. Courtesy of the Arreguin family hide caption

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A U.S. Army Chaplain, Deployed In His Own Country, Honors Pandemic Victims

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Scott Macaulay, left, told Loretta Saint-Louis last week during a StoryCorps conversation that he organizes an annual Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who, like him, doesn't want to spend the holiday alone. Courtesy of Scott Macaulay, Alanna Kouri and Loretta Saint-Louis hide caption

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'Brighten The Corner Where You Are': Finding A New Way To Be Thankful In A Pandemic

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Ellaraino, right, spoke about her late great-grandmother with her friend Baki AnNur at StoryCorps in Los Angeles, in 2011. StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: Memories Of Great-Grandmother Silvia

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"I think in a lot of ways, we survived that deployment in Iraq by sharing humor with each other," said former Army Spc. Garett Reppenhagen, seen at home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy of Garett Reppenhagen hide caption

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Pulling Off A Halloween Prank During A Deployment In Iraq

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Cherie DeBrest, left, and daughter Naima are planning on working at the polls on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Courtesy of Naima DeBrest hide caption

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A Mother And Daughter Join Together As Poll Workers 'To Make A Difference'

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