StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday Americans StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. StoryCorps hide caption

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Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

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Jeff Wilson accidentally struck Tammie Baird with his car 30 years ago when they were in high school. They've reunited to remember the incident. StoryCorps hide caption

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Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To 2 Lives

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Albert Sykes fielded questions from his son, Aiden, at StoryCorps in Jackson, Miss. StoryCorps hide caption

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Dad To Son: 'Live With Hands Unfolded ... Release Your Gifts To World'

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A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

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Diana and Rick Abath during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

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Former Lance Cpl. Erik Galvan (right) and Sgt. Daniel Wheeler had a professional friendship that was nearly destroyed by an IED — but, with time, they reconciled. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Explosion, A Soldier And His Squad Leader Find Peace

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Retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs (left) and Kevin Berthia at StoryCorps in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit A Leap Not Taken

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President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20. Chuck Kennedy/The White House hide caption

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You've Got This Strength Inside Yourself'

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Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass. StoryCorps hide caption

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Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

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Bill Jones with his son, Aaron. Courtesy of Bill Jones hide caption

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

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Yusor Abu-Salha was one of the victims in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C. She sat down with her teacher, Mussarut Jabeen, at StoryCorps last May. StoryCorps hide caption

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

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Jenny and Sean Carter during their visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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For An Injured Son, Caring Mom Is 'The Picture Of Unconditional Love'

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Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soldier With PTSD, Woman Who Lost Husband To It, Find Solace Together

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Wendell Scott's son Frank Scott (left) and grandson Warrick Scott at StoryCorps in Danville, Va. Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was one of the first African-American NASCAR drivers to win a race at the elite level. StoryCorps hide caption

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

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Shane Fairchild (left) tells his friend Sayer Johnson that his late wife, Blue Bauer, was "the only person I ever met that ever treated me like I was me." StoryCorps hide caption

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Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

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