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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

In her StoryCorps interview in September 2018, Olivia Hooker talked about her experience as the first black woman to enter the Coast Guard. Afi Yellow-Duke/StoryCorps hide caption

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Before Making Military History, She Witnessed One Of History's Worst Race Riots

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A barracks building at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Park County, Wyo., one of the camps built to confine people of Japanese descent during World War II. Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress hide caption

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In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

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E.F. Wen (left) and Eddie Chang in 1973. Courtesy of the Chang family hide caption

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After His Wife's Death, A Dad Tells His Daughter That Grief Can Be A Gift

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Kate Quarfordt and Kevin Craw at their StoryCorps interview in New York. Nicolas Cadena for StoryCorps hide caption

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A Dad's Lesson To His Daughter About Risks: 'Never A Harm To Try Taking A Swing'

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During a visit to StoryCorps in New York this month, brothers Raymond (left) and Derrick Storms talk about how they opened up to each other later in life and unexpectedly built a close relationship. Rochelle Kwan for StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Just Needed Help.' How 2 Brothers Opened Up To Forge A Bond In Adulthood

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Six-year-old Jerry Morrison and his uncle Joey Jefferson, a NASA engineer, talk about their mutual love for learning about space, in November 2019 at their StoryCorps interview in Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Morrison family hide caption

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A NASA Engineer Tells 6-Year-Old Nephew To Aim High

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Georgia Rep. John Lewis near the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. At StoryCorps in 2018, Lewis talked about meeting King in Montgomery, Ala., at 18. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Image hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

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Paige Macklin (left) and her former music student, Russell King, at their StoryCorps interview in Nov. 2019 in St. Paul, Minn. John Miller/StoryCorps hide caption

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Cabaret Performer Thanks His Elementary School Music Teacher For Giving Him A Voice

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Dena Kohleriter and Jori Kohleriter at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 8, 2019. Mia Raquel/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Single Mother And Her Child Continue A Circle Of Life Disrupted By The Nazis

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Dawn Sahr (left) and Asma Jama met for the first time at their 2016 StoryCorps interview in Minneapolis. They say they're friends for life. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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A Hateful Attack Led To An Unexpected Forever Friendship

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Drew Lanham visited StoryCorps this month, in Clemson, S.C., where he followed his childhood dream to study birds. Eric Rodgers for StoryCorps hide caption

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When A Bird Lover Returns Home, His Real Passion Takes Flight

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Edward Kibblewhite and his daughter, Jessica, at StoryCorps in Chicago in October 2018. Jessica says that the StoryCorps conversation played a big role in her decision to try to start a family. Rocio Santos /StoryCorps hide caption

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A Father's Advice: The Choice To Start A Family Is 'An Act Of Hope'

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Sylvia Grosvold with her mom, Kari Grosvold, in March 2008. Courtesy of the Grosvold and Weiner family hide caption

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A Daughter Talks With Her Father About Coping With Her Mother's Suicide

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Ashley Baker (left) and her mother, Sandy, recount being homeless at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas in October. Eleanor Vasilli/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Mother And Daughter On Homelessness, Humility And A $6-A-Week Grocery Budget

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At their StoryCorps interview in New York City earlier this month, Mark Carles (left) and David Carles talk about how Mark's cancer diagnosis couldn't shake their strong bond. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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After A Cancer Diagnosis, Brothers Share As Much Time As Possible, Even On Dates

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