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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

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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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. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

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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. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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For Thanksgiving, A Mailman Inspires Gratitude

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