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.
Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He was told he would live about a year. An early member of the Atlanta Buyers Club, he's now 73 and has a daughter and three grandchildren.
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David Wynn, 62, and Carolyn Lyon, 74, in Santa Ana, Calif., volunteer at a hospital where they accompany patients who are near death and don't have loved ones to be with them in their final hours.
Jessi Silva and Maggie Marquez on the grounds of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas. The school closed in 1965 and some of it was demolished. Both women returned to the grounds in 2007 with a group of alumni to hold a symbolic ceremony to unearth "Mr. Spanish."
Sarah Vasquez for StoryCorps