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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Tony Hicks, left, and Azim Khamisa in December 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Courtesy of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation hide caption

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'Worth Being Forgiven': A Father And His Son's Killer Bring Past And Present Together

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Namira Islam Anani and Omar Anani, pictured in metro Detroit last year, after Namira recovered from COVID-19. Namira Islam Anani hide caption

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Separated By COVID-19 Quarantine, Newlyweds Confront Virus Together

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Young Jada Salter and her grandfather, William Salter, in 2002. Jamal Salter hide caption

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'Just The Two Of Us' Songwriter Found His Sound In Solitude

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The Valdivia siblings, from left to right: Eliseo Jr., Mauricio, Jessica and Jorge. Mauricio died of COVID-19 complications in April at age 52. Jorge Valdivia hide caption

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Jorge Valdivia

'Life Is A Party. Enjoy It': Remembering An Older Brother Lost To COVID-19

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Camila Martinez (from left), Corina Ulloa, Isabela Martinez and Brenda Ulloa Martinez spoke about growing up across two generations in the Los Angeles area at a StoryCorps recording in 2010. Alejandro De La Cruz for StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Sisters On Enjoying Life: Instead Of 'A Drama Or A Novela, Make It A Sitcom'

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Christopher Myers, left, and his GED student, Ngoc Nguyen, right. Chelsea Aguilera/StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

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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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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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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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